Five Minute Friday - A Mood Modification

My romantic nature demands darkness.
Dappled light brings beauty
unrealized by clear blue sky.
My summer sunshine longs for autumn’s change.

My grandmother hated the fall... something about it being a time when everything is dying. Although I am a great deal like her (and miss her horribly), I've never seen autumn the same way. The smell of decaying leaves, the rusty yellows and reds, the chill in the air, the threat of heavy clouds and cold stormy nights... it's a very special time for me - a space along the veil between this existence and the next. The place where life, half hidden in shadows, shows all sides of itself.

Thanks again to Lisa-Jo for her writing prompt. Join in if you need some inspiration... the rules are simple:
  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back there and invite others to join in.
  3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
Five Minute Friday


Denise said...

Fantastic post.

Katie K. said...

Thanks for sharing, Lettie! Visiting from FMF and so ready for the fall myself. "Cold natured" as I am, I'm learning to love it more and more. Your post reminds me how death is beautiful because in Jesus it leads to life.

Andrea Dawn said...

Love this, Lettie. My favourite . . . "the place where life, half-hidden in shadows, shows all sides of itself. This is so rich with meaning for me, as I liken my stage in life to early autumn. What I so love about being in my mid-fifties is having shed the fear of what others might think about me and allowing the shadow parts of me to be seen . . . such freedom in this, just to be who I am. Great post!

DDyer said...

You write beautifully! I enjoyed reading!
-from a lisa-Jo linkup- :)

Letitia said...

And the who you are is too amazing to be held back by any judgement others might have... ;) Thanks Andrea!

Letitia said...

Thanks for visiting, Katie. :)

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Letitia said...

Glad you liked it. :)

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