Its tea-drinking season, even over here in sunny coastal California. Fall is a nostalgic time bracket for me – loaded with reflection of the-year-so-far, anniversaries of still-heart-prickley loss & grief (read this poignent and thought-compelling essay about letting go of objects connected to lost loved-ones), and acutely visual reminders of time passing. Nightfall comes sooner, but time slows in winter, despite the shorter days, and the sunlight is particularly crisp & so bright, you cant help but squint. My urge to paint is always strong in the Fall. (Read this short essay by Austin Kleon about the seasons of creativity.) Certain plants flower here only in November, …[Continue reading]
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