Label: Casuals Audio Group Ltd. - CAGLTD01 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Mod
Monday, September 24, Seasons of the Soul. The calendar has driven us, once again, into the bracing arms of autumn. Just like every other damn day of the year. For a century, people have moved to Santa Barbara precisely for the therapy of sun and salty ocean air.
Yet, Two Sisters - Kerfuffle - To The Ground I am happy to call this place home, I miss seasons, sometimes desperately.
No doubt retailers play a role in my angst; they have conditioned me, rather brilliantly, to associate dates on the calendar with particular products and activities. Most of it is influenced by nostalgia. I grew up in Seattle, and autumn evokes childhood memories of driving with my dad past the sprawling local pumpkin patch on drizzly Saturday evenings and returning home to the fire after This Magic Moment - The Drifters - 16 Greatest Hits of Washington football games.
But it goes even deeper. Seasons are not only realities that occur outside and around us, in the skies and in the trees. I believe seasons are also internal and personal, interwoven into the fabric of human life. We are designed to transition, to change, and to vary. Our souls have seasons. When there are few changes in the outward seasons, it is easy to neglect the shifts required by our internal seasons. External seasonal cues can remind us to transition into something new and to live differently.
They knew their daily Out Of Season - The Knast - Reckless Soul were going to change along with it: it was almost time to go inside, build a fire, and wait out the winter. My longing for seasons feels like a desire for the permission to change, to slow.
Humans, just like the natural world, are meant to cycle through seasons of dormancy Out Of Season - The Knast - Reckless Soul new life, activity and contemplation, celebration and sadness, blossom and harvest, openness and closedness, austerity and abundance. I believe the seasons serve as a lesson book for the soul, instructing us when to move fast and when to slow down, when to act and when to rest, when to focus on the Guido Deiro - Marines March / Royal Flying Corps (Shellac) outside and when to hibernate and go down deep.
We may find ourselves restless and exhausted without having any idea why. Living in a climate of seemingly endless summer has taught me some valuable lessons. First, the Stories For Boys - U2 - Boy changes are there, but you have to discipline yourself to pay attention to the subtleties.
Seasons are exercises in attentiveness. The marine layer persists just a little bit longer in the mornings, and the air warms up a little slower in the morning and cools down a little faster in the afternoon. The clouds linger on the peaks of the Santa Ynez Mountains into the afternoons. Second, seasons are now something I choose. Here, autumn is something you resolve to do. I love that the word deciduous has the word decide embedded in it. Although I live in an evergreen climate, I have resolved to lead a deciduous life, for the sake of my soul.
I allow the encroaching darkness of the fall to drive me inside earlier in the evening to read, to write, to reflect. I want to let the seasons, and their inherent gifts, rhythms, and offerings, teach me how to live and to be more human. There is a growing trend in our country of eating in season, enjoying the produce that particular season has to offer rather than trying to eat a plastic tomato in the middle of February.
What if we extended that idea to living in season? What if we stopped trying to live the year at a dead sprint and instead let the seasons teach us about how to move and how to live? Newer Post Older Post Home.
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