Blessings of Autumn

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Blessings of Autumn – 7 November 2007

Early this morning, as I usually do, I glanced out our sliding glass doors toward the lake. In the eastern sky, just above the tree line, a dramatic golden sunrise came into view. I grabbed our camera and went out to try to capture some of this beauty that lasts for only a short time.

It’s hard to describe the joy I feel at this time of year, but here’s this morning’s attempt to put my feelings into words:

Blessings of Autumn
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 7 November 2007)

Why do I love this time of year
When winter winds and cold draw near?
Is it the leaves – bronze, yellow, red –
Honking geese who fly o’erhead?

Is it the lake’s ethereal cover,
Autumn fog that comes to hover,
The gauze-like morning mist –
All of this I can’t resist?

The joy to me that autumn brings
Surpasses all the worldly things
That one can buy at any store;
God’s creation offers more.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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