Seasons are a’ changing, like it or not

On the night of the winter solstice, I joined a small group of people for a short walk in our local woods. These woods – which don’t cover vast acreage but occupy valuable property – have been much threatened over the years by the prospect of development. However, people in the community fought for a long time to keep them protected and left alone. They continue to be something of a lightning rod for local controversy, so it’s nice to just take a moment to enjoy them.

After sunset, our group headed into the woods down narrow paths. We stopped at one point and if they wanted to, people spoke or read nature-related passages. There was a man there I’d seen before, but did not personally know. I was struck by something he articulated about the seasonal changes, which I’ll paraphrase. He said when a new season begins, you resist it and want to stay in the old one. But some time passes and you adjust and start to appreciate the season you’re in. And about the time you’re acclimated and humming along, a new season emerges and the whole cycle starts over.

Yes,” I said.

22 thoughts on “Seasons are a’ changing, like it or not

  1. Angie Mc

    Thanks, Colette. It’s the resist…transition part, that’s especially difficult for me and mine. Here in the desert we pretty much go from gorgeous to flaming hot so only 2 transitions a year πŸ˜‰

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      I like your view, Gail. That probably is a fair representation of how many/most people view change in general. There must be something primitive in us that is disinclined to (embrace) change but yet adaptable when faced with it.

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  2. Eagle Eye Wisdom

    People get use to the same in there lives and seem rattled when faced with change. I have to think the older you are and set in your ways that this would be a disruption. And yet there are people that would not fight against the wind and as you say embrace it. Love your stories Colette! Again I look forward to your next missive~

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Sound point, Gail. I wouldn’t be who I’ve become but for change, not all of which I’ve enjoyed. But I like the changes in me, which I mostly think have been for the best. (Anything that results in becoming more comfortable living in one’s own skin, so to speak, I will count as positive.) Thanks for the re-blog!

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