I can scarcely believe today is the September Equinox already. Time seems to pass quickly these days. The equinoxes and solstices are the least arbitrary marking points in our planet’s orbit around our star. Truth be told, today is only one segment among the constant morphing of the seasons from one to another. The Earth has not speeded up in its orbit, only my perception of time has done so.

The times around the equinoxes are the most ambiguous hours regarding weather. Equinoxes are nature’s way of reminding us that life goes on with fuzzy borders. Day does not instantly become night, nor night become day like the flick of a light switch. The summer heat does not instantaneously vanish on the first day of Autumn nor does the cold at the Spring Equinox. Like natural phenomena, people have different personalities and traits that manifest along a spectrum.

Most of all, the changing of the seasons reminds us that we are integral parts of this rare planet. The preciousness of being alive is enhanced by the beauty of all the seasons. It’s amazing that this planet evolved into a life-providing place during billions of years. We just happen to have been born within the timeline of when the planet is less hostile to life.

The precariousness of the Earth reminds us that nothing whatsoever is eternal. Indeed, we each go through personal seasons of life. If we are lucky, we experience all of them from birth to fragile senior age. To understand oneself it is wise to know the seasons and the lessons of those seasons. Sometimes we learn lessons in later seasons that some people learn in earlier seasons–and that’s OK.

I enjoy the days that are sunny and those that are overcast. I like when it rains for awhile and when snow falls from the clouds. I like traveling to the mountains for vacation and to locales of various countries. I like forests, deserts, and prairies. I like the small river that flows behind my little house. I believe my life is better by virtue of the rhythm of the climate’s seasons.

I’m thankful to be alive to experience yet another equinox.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes actress, singer and songwriter, Selena Gomez. “You reflect on the people who used to be in your life, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that person was ever really in my life.’ But people are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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6 Responses to Seasons

  1. And soon we’ll have the spectacle of tree leaves changing their colors. That’s always great and always amazing.

  2. To everything there is a season (turn turn turn). Happy fall!

  3. fgsjr2015 says:

    Halloween-time thus much of autumn has always held the best recollections for me.

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