I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand ~
So what could I do but laugh and go?
~ Richard Le Gallienne
What a gorgeous autumn-y day. The trees in the neighbourhood are absolutely resplendent as they stand like massive bulbs of brilliant sunlight in people's front yards.
How can I possibly stay indoors on such a day! Like the author of the poem above, I have to laugh and go out into it. It's a good thing I've actually scheduled a ramble out to the country -- shortly I'm heading down the road south to visit a dear friend I haven't seen in two years!
If you hear the wind sighing through the leaves today, or you catch a flock of fat birds nibbling away at your feeders, why not laugh and let go... take a moment to enjoy the gifts that have been given to you this day!