Today as I was walking home I just couldn't get over how amazing Autumn is. It's so beautiful, exciting and poignant. Beautiful because it fills the world with colour and it's often that lovely combination of cold and sunny; exciting because it's nearly Christmas, you can kick leaves about and it's now socially acceptable to wear scarves and winter coats; and finally poignant because despite all this beauty and excitement, I know that very soon the trees will be bare. I always feel sorry for trees, it must be so humiliating to be literally stripped naked for the whole world to see. However according to Stacey Kent's song Tis Autumn, Trees say they're tired, they've born too much fruit; Charmed on the wayside, there's no dispute, Now shedding leaves, they don't give a hoot- Lad-di-dah oh La-di-dah, 'tis Autumn. So maybe trees find the whole process releasing. I personally prefer the latter interpretation, Autumn always makes me think about the past and how far I've come. Good things have always happened in Autumn. It's also a fairly short, unpredictable season and this makes me think how short life is. Wierd. But, none of this upsets me, that's why Autumn is so great: it manages to make me feel alive and dead all at the same time :-)

1 comment :

  1. Well I'm still resisting the winter will come out eventually