I have never liked the fall. It is a cold warning of that it is soon over. The hope of another warm summer day is falling like the leaves, and the moist soil from rotting plants is just another reason to get depressed. It is a cold whisper that licks your spine up and down. The so called beautiful colours on the trees are just another sign of dead material taking over your life. The trees are bleeding and people are dancing around in the dripping blood. A leaf in your hand is as fragile as your own memory of the summer. I let my hand close it’s claw around it, and after one single squeeze the leaf is a powder of death that blows away with the spine licking wind.
This year is different. I welcome the fall. It’s like a good bye. A warm hug and a kiss on the cheek, just to say thank you for all the good memories we have created this year. A good bye is always more emotional than a hello, and that is probably why farewells are often disliked. The more emotional the farewell, the more important the relationship has been for you. This year, fall is still a very ‘loaded’ period, I still feel like I am waving my hand to someone dear. What’s different this year is that I’m not sure whether I’m waving good bye or hello… Our trip is almost over, and what I have experienced on this trip will shape how I see the future. I’m in a good place right now, a very good place. I’m happy. It might have something to do with being recently engaged, but I also think it has to do with my inner balance. South Korea, and especially Seoul, has taught me that fall is the time to appreciate old memories and open your mind for new ones. Just as I am typing these words a leaf falls down on my head. I look up, and through the redheaded tree the sun is giving me a warm hug and kisses my cheek. The sky is crystal blue and the wind gives me a soft push to keep going, “it’s time to say good bye…”.
Quote Of The Day:
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant