Fall in the Midwest

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The last two years I didn't really experience fall.

In Florida the palm trees didn't lose their leaves.
In Georgia the pine trees didn't change colors (although the cotton won my heart).

And now I'm in Illinois and I'm struck by the leaves, especially the bright yellow and bright red ones.

I made a friend last week named Isabel. Today we went on a walk by all the beautiful historic homes and took in the leaves.

It was a great opportunity for holy leisure.
I remembered that I'm a person and not just a worker or a student.
I remembered life is bigger than my schedule and my paycheck.
Although I "should've" been doing homework, it was beautiful to just be and to celebrate life here and now.

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