“Autumn stands as an epiphany to the truth that all things are passing and even in the passing there is beauty.” (Authors Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr, The Circle of Life)There has been a lot of "autumn love" out there in blogland. Apparently this is a very beloved season for lots of people. I know it is for me. It is what I missed most when I lived in LA. And I'm missing it now, since it's been nearly 90 for the past week here in Chicago in October. Did you hear about all the people passing out at the Chicago Marathon. How sad.
I love fall because I like new beginnings, like new school years, and I was a brownie-type student who loved getting new pencils and notebooks. I also love football, so fall is great for that. Later in life I connected with the weird juxtosposition of grief and loss with majesty from the colors, all symbolized by the falling leaves in autumn. Seasonal spirituality has been a big thing for me, ever since I got involved with a center of feminine spirituality.
So I finally finished my felt leaf garland. I'm so happy with how they turned out (I ended up embroidering the "veins" in them.) I still have a few packages of fall colored felt in my etsy shop. If you buy it and want a copy of Martha Stewart's leaf pattern, I'd be happy to send it to you. It helps that my walls are autumn gold, don't you think?