So, these past few days have been one real whiz bang of a fall day after another–leaves falling, crunching under my feet, the drifting smell of woodsmoke, and the sky taking on the slightest appearance of winter. I think it’s the clouds that give the greatest indication of the season. Recently I’ve been waking to an overcast sky, an endless sea of waves all frozen in mid-undulation so that I feel I’m suspended upside down in midair. Or maybe it’s more like being in a giant ice cavern, me just an old fossil buried miles and miles below Earth’s surface. Then when the sky opens up to that crystal clear blue I rise up to the surface and take a huge breath. I’m coming to think my nerves are best tempered to autumn; other seasons fatigue and exhaust me, but fall just soothes my whole being. It’s probably a matter of humidity, or absence thereof, that keeps me from tiring as quickly.
This entry has been simmering for a week or so now, but instead of having some great tale to spin all I can say is we’ve had a warm spell so those beautifully cloudy days have retreated for the moment. Actually, I did go to a lecture yesterday that was pretty interesting. Naturally I can’t remember the speaker’s name, but he discussed the plight of the present day as the absolute necessity to know what is occurring at every second of the day, while it is occurring. If it’s happening, everyone, myself included, must know about it, no question. The problem here being that we no longer give consideration to ourselves, so wrapped up in technology and the like as we are. So, in an effort to regain that focus on our inner thoughts and motivations, I am taking part in the Unplug initiative, which basically entails giving up some form of social networking/technology for at least a 24 hour period. I went with Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube; kind of the Big Three, if you will. In all honesty, the most difficult is probably Youtube, since there are just so many terrific videos available in an instant.
I also just realized the irony to this whole talk of mine is that I’ll be posting this and Twitter will automatically tweet about it. There’s no escape.