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 firstname.lastname@example.org.