South Korea – The Falling Fall

Reise / Tanker / December 1, 2015

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…”.

 

Best Regards
Renate

Quote Of The Day:
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant






22 Comments

on December 1, 2015

Nice pictures of the fall in Seol

on December 6, 2015

Beautiful images – you have a real talent, keep up the good work :)

on December 6, 2015

Wow amazing photos .what camera do you use ?

    on December 6, 2015

    Thank you, Aydrene! I use my trusty NEX-5T :D

on December 6, 2015

Absolutely beautiful pictures. I have not seen very much of south Korea before and ive clearly missed out!

    on December 6, 2015

    Add it to your bucket list, Lisa :D I fell in love with this country

on December 6, 2015

Stunning photos – you’ve captured the colours & beauty perfectly! Unlike you, Autumn (Fall) is my favourite time of the year. I love the crisper, sunny days and the colours. I’m not one who loves the heat! 😊

on December 7, 2015

Lovely photos! My boyfriend lived in Korea and is always saying he wants to take me there in the autumn, now I can see why. So pretty! The light is incredible.

    on December 7, 2015

    Thank you :D go with your boyfriend! It is such an amazing place

on December 7, 2015

Beautiful! I lived in South Korea for 3 years teaching in Busan. Such a beautiful country and people I miss it so. Thanks for sharing your fall journey!

    on December 7, 2015

    Thank you, Nicole! Oh wow, teaching in Busan must have been fun :D

on December 7, 2015

Wow SK is so much prettier in the Fall! I was there in January and it definitely DID NOT LOOK LIKE THAT! The SK’s love their hiking though so I bet you had some competition hiking up those hills!

    on December 7, 2015

    Very true, they really love their hiking! Thank you so much :D

on December 7, 2015

Some awesome pictures… What camera were you using. Think my bucket list just went up

    on December 7, 2015

    Oh thank you :D I’m using my loving Nex-5T.

on December 7, 2015

I really like your writing style! So poetic :)
And the colors of your pictures so beautiful!

    on December 7, 2015

    That made my day, Rachel! Thank you <3

on May 7, 2016

Hej Renate, sikke smukke billeder. Vi elsker bestemt også efteråret og alle farverne. Vi har lidt misundeligt læst om syd Korea som bestemt er en destination som vi rigtig gerne vil besøge. Måske skal det netop være i efteråret, dine billeder frister i hvert fald :-)
Ellers cool at du bor i San Francisco, fed by vi er næsten lige kommet hjem, efter vores 4 besøg til den smukke by.
Dejligt at opdage din blog, vi vil da glæde os til at læse mere fremover::-).

    on May 7, 2016

    Sør Korea er helt klart noe dere kan gleder dere masse til! Det er et så fantastisk vakkert sted med en helt nydelig kultur opplevelse. Så kult at dere var i SF for litt siden :D gleder meg masse til å høre mer fra dere og



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