It All Begins With the Wind
It all begins with the wind, which sheds the fruits of spring one by one. A change unravels like a ball of yarn. Our bodies first perceive it with the occasional shiver. Our minds sense it as melancholia sets in. Fall descends upon us at last.
Time brings yet another season for our benefit. We may not know this. We’re taught otherwise. We’re even taught time is money. And so many will live yet another season unperceived. But by season’s end some of us will know better. Some of us will know ourselves further.
Nothing means so much that it’s worth keeping forever. And our souls need time to let everything go. This life is full of insights. Yet no insight can keep us unscathed forever. We are not meant to stay in one place indefinitely.
Each season is meant to help us build
one insight upon another. This is how we evolve. This
is how we wrestle our shortcomings. Fall helps us
through this struggle the most. It sheds the world
around us to catch our attention. It freezes our
bodies to force our minds to think. It all begins with
the wind. It continues in the vapor trails in our
The days in a year always rush on by. And it is in our
nature to try to catch up with them. It is in our
nature to forgo many things while doing so. But often
we forgo our humanity. Sometimes we even forgo our
essence. This leads to intense yearning. Yet often
this yearning is ignored. The vapor trails in our
breaths spring from our essence.
By season’s end some of us will know ourselves further through these. We will be reminded of our humanity with each exhale. We
will become aware of everyone else’s a little more. By
season’s end, some of us will become more sentient to
life around us. Time intends this.
Winter will arrive eventually. And we will prepare
for times when the sun shines warmer. Spring
once again bears fruit for summer to behold and
sustain. All the while we’ll fulfill our yearnings we
once held in neglect. We’ll sustain our humanity and
essence and build new insight upon these.
Time intends for this purpose and about great many others. Yet so many will live this season unperceived once again.
However, it is for this reason time flows endlessly by
design: to benefit our essence through it.
It all begins with the wind.