It has been a while since we last met.
13 years to be exact. I’ve dreamt of our next encounter for so many nights. For years I only saw you on pictures or I heard them talking about you and knew long before we met again that I loved you!
Every year you slowly take over, leaf by leaf, forest by forest, country by country. You come as fast as you go. In a blink of an eye the last leaf will have fallen and the world would soon be covered in a thick white layer of cold fluffy snow. And then it would take two seasons before you show your colours again. Your colours, oh your beautiful colours, your pumpkin orange, the apple red and we can’t forget the pear yellow.
You are calm but wild. Beautiful but unpredictable. Like sometimes you are cold and I don’t want to leave my warm covers. And sometimes you are hot and all the layers feel like a ton of weight in your unbearable heat. Sometimes you are windy and let the leaves dance like there is no tomorrow. Sometimes you are rainy like yesterday when you cried out your soul and soaked me in your tears. But than sometimes you are not, like today when I was walking and you were right there, holding my hand, guiding me, letting all the clouds disappear and the sun kiss my rosy cheeks. You wrapped me up me like I was all yours and whispered quietly just loud enough for me to here your secrets. You knew I was yours all along. I could feel it. It has been a while since we last met but here I am. Here we are. Even if it’s just for a moment.
I am going to take you in while I can. I will go outside and run past pumpkin patches. I will release my four year old self and kick the pile of leaves on the ground and I will dance with wind and laugh like the sun. I will watch you change your colours leaf by leaf, tree by tree. I will search for your most precious treasures, glue all your leaves into my journal to remember in less colourful times how beautiful you are. I will take you in full force your beautiful colours and your fresh air.
It has been a while since we last met but here I am. I am here and so are you. I am going to love you while we are here. Even if it’s only for a little while.
How do you feel about autumn?
See you next time 🙂