Flashes of orange, of goldA dancing candle’s glowSliding arms through coatsGusts, encirclingWhen it did gray replace blue? Closing windows, opening cabinetsSo much candySo much candyEverything is layeredEverything inside, everything outside OctoberHow did that happenSo abruptWith such graceA fluttering finger, touching the wind (and still, so much candy) I’m relieved. I’m unsettled.
This morning I exited the yoga studio, hopped into my car, and drove home with my mouth agape. It’s here. The most stunningly beautiful part of the season is here. The leaves are on fire. The leaves are falling. It’s mesmerizing. It’s bittersweet. I know that in just an hour’s time, I could look up…
City Girl Confessions: The Details that Stay With Us
City Girl Confessions is my recurring column in The Glencoe Anchor. One of the best parts about living in a city…is escaping it. Yes, I’m a firm believer of restorative exploration and getting out of a comfort zone. If density and skyscrapers are your thing, time to venture to green grasses and quiet evenings. And…