Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Welcome September's rigor

"There is work to be done in the world, after all, tasks more strenuous than thumbnail painting or lounging in a chair, as difficult as it can be to do those things properly. At some point summer ends, and we return to autumn's realities. For many of us this comes as a relief. After August's compulsory laziness, we welcome September's rigor. The fall justifies and even demands our busyness: we bustle our children off to school; we pick the last tomatoes before the frost, setting the green ones to ripen on the windowsill; we store window screens and worry about firewood. At our jobs the pace quickens. We're full of projects, plans, ambitions."

Quote from the book Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life by Philip Simmons

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