Is it really September? Where has the summer gone? Last week I took a drive into the mountains, and the trees along the Dolores River were already starting to change into their fall colors. Maple trees here in town are showing slight shades of red at the tips of the branches. It all seems a bit early to me, but after all, time is warping, so who knows?
We had a lot of snow in the mountains even through May, so it took a while for the trails to clear for hiking. The photo below was taken on July 14th.
Normally, I would have been going up to the high elevations to pick mushrooms the last few weeks of August, but it has been raining almost every day up there, so I am hoping that once things dry up, there will still be some to pick. I also had trouble with one of my feet and had to lay off of the big hiking for a few weeks. So no wonder that my sense for myself is that the summer has been so short!
There have been quite a few discussions lately about time appearing to warp, items going missing only to turn up in an obvious place later, time flying during meditation or a healing session, and tasks in general not being done in a timely manner because time has slipped away. This seems to be life as we know it, and will not change in the near future.
At the end of the Rise Multiversity “Tools for Transition” workshop last Saturday, we also talked about the sense that we are holding our breath waiting for the real action to start up again. Do you feel that? No wonder so many aspects of life seem to be confusing. Stop, start, twist around, do your best to hang on.
On the other hand, fall is one of my favorite times of year. Since we had a dusting of snow on our local mountains at the 13,000’ level last week, it may be coming on fast. The mushrooms may be finished, but there is much to look forward to with the glorious fall colors.