Algonquin October , day 2

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…”We lunched on a log that lay across the water at the end of that trail, the view of intimate Sittingman Lake an appetizer for our eyes. Sitting there, we noted how the night’s rains and winds had already changed the palette of the landscape before us. The reds and oranges of the maples had been stripped away, leaving bare patches on the hillsides. I was grateful to have had the previous day to appreciate their brilliance, although the gold that remains offers a subtler beauty. Transitions here are so very evident, the shift to winter unfolding before our eyes as the unfolding of spring from barren to blossom had also occurred for us during our time here in May.
I wonder if my own transition during this time of my life has been so evident. Has it been subtle or sudden? A bit of both, I suppose. So much takes place beneath the surface and then suddenly it appears as if you have changed overnight. Or an outside circumstance forces a shift, perhaps more quickly than you might have intended, and you are suddenly changed. Suddenly barren… or subtler…. or even more peaceful…”

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