Article in todays New York Times by Erik Vance
Change may bring anxiety, but those who learn to accept uncertainty could be rewarded. The words of Erik Vance definitely hit a core within me. September has memories for me that are my happiest and also my saddest.
In my book Circle I compared the beautiful fall leaves to an aging woman . One moment of colorful glory and then dried up crumbling in the street. Obviously I don’t take my own words to heart.
This article ends with a paragraph and words of Doctor Wilson , University of Mississippi professor…… “Autumn will probably always hold some whisper of decay and mortality for humans. But embracing that sadness is important.
If you’re always trying to avoid difficult feelings , you might end up also cutting yourself off “from love and richness and sweetness,”’Dr. Wilson said. This is how life is: sweet and sad , poured from the same vessel in equal measure .”
Another reason in my opinion to practice a mindfulness life philosophy for peace of mind. Make the moments count. Relish and cherish them.