Your Life: Autumn is a season for the senses

Charlotte Lankard: Autumn is experienced through the senses — touch, sight, smell and sound.
CHARLOTTE LANKARD Published: October 29, 2012

We “hear” this season:

Trick-or-Treat from the voices of children scampering through neighborhoods.

High honking of migrating geese.

The sound of falling leaves.

She believes autumn is meant to bring us to a sudden stop from summer and is a signal to the mind and feet to change gears as we take a break from yards and gardens.

Marti suggests, “Leave the city and go on a walk in the woods, pick out a tree, sit close to it and count the leaves as they fall.”

For myself, autumn reminds me of the cycle of life — a beginning, middle and end.

While the end of life may hold sadness for us, I remember a line from a poem that one of my daughters wrote in elementary school: “God makes even the dying time of the world beautiful.”

And so it is.

Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Email her at

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