Aging rusts the soul
Life scattered like lights and doors
Falling leaves hide rust
Autumn Contemplation shows
Nature reclaims everything
Photo: Marc Andrew
Frank Tassone asked us to consider Autumn Contemplation, as we come to the end of this long hot summer. There are many ways autumn makes us stop and think about life. Nature, aging, and the combination of both remind me I am not invincible. When I was young, aging seemed far off, but now I am in the autumn of my life and realize in time I too will be like the car in the photo above. When gone, I will be remembered in bits and pieces, but soon, those too will fall by the wayside and the leaves of time will cover all. I decided to use this great photo again and write from a little different perspective. I am using it with permission from my nephew, Marc Andrew.
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Check out my previous post for another perspective!
Family relationships can be challenging, but the older we get the more important it is to focus on the positive things in life. Sisters have that special bond that is different from any other. As life moves on this connection can become a great source of strength and encouragement. Facing the future together is much better than facing it alone.
After a life of ups and downs
Sisters come together to wander around
Traveling and talking about things from the past
Good things and bad things and things that didn’t last
Enjoying the bond that only sister can share
Knowing the other will always be there
Someone to call on who will lend an ear
Though far away it will feel like you’re near
As the hair turns white in the fall of life
The bond they have is not full of strife
But rather with joy and love all around
Sharing a future where good memories abound
Photos: Dwight L. Roth