Soon the Christmas decorations will be put away. I'm feeling a bit sad about this, but it's a larger sadness. I had a very good quarter, from October 1 to today. We had good trips and wonderful times with family and friends. I only had the occasional stress about my classes. I had a good quarter as an administrator.
The time period between October and Christmas is one of my favorites of the year. I always feel at least a bit of sadness when it's time to say goodbye.
Longtime readers of this blog will know already that I am not good at living in the moment. I'm always looking back, missing what is passing away or what has been long gone. I always keep an eye to the future in the hopes that by doing so, I won't get too far off track.
Last night, I walked outside to see the moon. I looked up and down the street while I waited for the clouds to move away from the moon. Only one house still had its Christmas lights on. It looked so cheery.
I understand why some people have put the decorations away. Most of us are back at work, and there's not much time to put the house back in order. Still, a part of me mourns the loss of the lights beating back the darkness.
The year will race on. Soon it will be October of 2015, and I can enjoy these pleasures again.
In the meantime, I will continue to work on staying present and enjoying what the day and the month and the season gives me.
feeling the feelings…
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