Hello October!

 

                                             When we finally arrive in October,

                                             Our feelings are usually mixed;

                                             We love all your glorious colors;

                                             Our eyes, on your leaves, are transfixed.

 

 

                                              We know that in spite of such splendor,

                                              The winter will soon come again;

                                              It creeps up and sneaks up upon us,

                                              We can’t know with certainty when.

 

 

                                              But nothing is taken for granted,

                                               We cherish the October skies;

                                               We enjoy the true bounty of autumn,

                                               We hope, with the years, to grow wise.

 

(c) Southampton City Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

 

                                                 For love doesn’t fade through the seasons,

                                                 And joy we can find all year long;

                                                 Our children continue to need us;

                                                 Our friendships throughout can stay strong.

 

 

                                                  We greet you with joy unencumbered,,

                                                  It’s truly the way we should live;

                                                  We brace for the scenes of bare branches,

                                                  And treasure each blessing you give.

 

 

                                                  November will shortly be knocking,

                                                  We’ll soon have to open that door;

                                                  But for now we rejoice in our fortune;

                                                  We welcome the chance to do more.

 

 

                                                Be still now and hear your own heart beat,

                                                Don’t fret over leaves that must fall;

                                                October can bolster contentment;

                                                Embrace it right now with your all.

 

 

 

 

About jjhiii24
Way back in 1973, as a young man embarking on the journey of a lifetime, I experienced what Carl Jung described as “the eruption of unconscious contents,” which compelled me to seek the path I continue to pursue to this day. The path of discovery has led me through an astonishingly diverse range of explorations in philosophy, science, and religion, as well as the many compelling ideas in the literature and scriptures of the cultures of the world. There is, in my view, a compelling thread made up of components of each, that runs through the fabric of life. The nature and study of human consciousness has been a compelling subject for me for more than twenty years. I have spent a great deal of my time and energies trying to come to terms with my own very particular “inner experience” of life, and to somehow understand how the events and flow of my temporal life have directly been influenced by the workings within. Sharing what I have come to understand about my own “Inner Evolution,” has tasked my intellect and communications skills in a big way. I am only just beginning to feel confident enough in the results of my study and contemplation to express the many various aspects of what I have uncovered within myself. I am hopeful that my own subjective and personal experience of my own “human spirit” will resonate with others, and encourage them to explore their own.

5 Responses to Hello October!

  1. Anne Donnelly says:

    Absolutely delightful Johnny!

    • jjhiii24 says:

      Thank you so much, Annie…It was a delight to spend the time writing about such a beautiful season. Every once in a while something interesting arrives on the page for me, and if it delights those who visit here, so much the better!

  2. Love this blog post! Great content!

    • jjhiii24 says:

      Thanks so much for your visit and for your generous comment. It’s been a challenging year in so many ways, and writing about the events in a more personal way has been harder these past few months, but it seems to be resonating with others and I am glad to know that you think it has been a benefit to share in the content I post.

      I spent some time on your travel blog and it is amazing to see the opportunities that you have experienced. Your presentation is excellent and you make the destinations you write about very inviting!

      One day, I think I would like to visit those places myself. Hopefully, the world will settle down enough to allow people to travel more freely in the not-too-distant future.

      • It has certainly been a very challenging year! We can only hope things will improve sometime soon!
        Thank you so much for the positive feedback about our blog! It really means a lot 🙂 I hope that you get to travel around more sometime soon (I hope we all can!)

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