Decay | East Wenatchee, WA | October 2019

We seniors usually don’t dwell too long on the metaphor of autumn. Shortening of days, dimming of colors, prepping for the long rest — you laughing yet? But it’s healthy once a year to get our bearings in the cycle of life, acknowledge what’s behind us and, more importantly, what’s ahead. The Chinese associate autumn with vision — thinking big, expanding dreams, recognizing life’s vast possibilities even as our own path circles back. It’s a time to recognize both the miracle of our existence and our smallness in the great cosmic swirl.