• Jill O. Patrick

Happy Fall Y'all

It's fall y'all, and this time of year makes me happy. I love the colors of the leaves but raking them up in the backyard and bundling them up is not my idea of fun.

Orange is one of my favorite colors and whether I am standing near the entrance to the local farmer's market being welcomed to fall or surrounded by lots of pumpkins, I tend to feel more in touch with the season.

The fall months also makes me think about one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost. His collection of poems about the different seasons is refreshing no matter the time of year. His poem titled, The Road Not Taken often pulls at my heartstrings and give me a certain amount of courage. Here is an excerpt.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,

Whether reading or reflecting I often think of this poem when excitedly going into a new season, approaching a path to trudge or facing uncertainty.

Until the next time take care.