There’s something mysterious and serene about fall slowly developing into winter. The night comes quicker, the weather grows bitter in its attempt to force the thin-skinned into warm houses so it can continue its rule over the lands, and people began a turning-inward approach to life as they reflect on this year’s progression. For me, that’s the best part.
I enjoy talking walking amongst nature during this seasonal change, it calms me, it connects me to the heartbeat of the world around me. It could be the trees that have recently shed their leafy surplus and have allowed sunlight to touch the earth once more, or it could be the whispers picked up within the wind as it dances between the branches. There’s a calmness to it, a personal freedom of being alone outside when it’s too cold for others, a rewarding treat for an introvert with a crowd phobia.
It could also be that I’m still gliding along from a candy-induced sugar high from Halloween and looking forward to what my family affectionately calls, “Eat Day” or “Thanksgiving” for everyone else. Growing up in the south, it’s considered a steroid filled version of any typical Sunday, only this time someone brought deviled eggs. Its this season of warmth, of family, of love and second chances that tugs at everyone’s heart and mind. One last chance to change, one final attempt to be better than we were in spring. It’s the changing of the weather, a hinting of Santa’s big day, and a reason I remain a fall to winter lover tried and true.
I always love this time of year. I highly recommend a chance to reflect, an escape from our concrete and asphalt lives, to enjoy it. Find a neighborhood park, a wooded lot, a forested locale by a lake, by an ocean, near a river and take it all in, be there as it has for you for centuries. Be alone for a while, listen to your head, listen to your heart. There’s magic in solitude, peace in the disconnect.
These posts will be about showcasing a random picture I find in the hopes of inspiring others to create ideas for their writing. I have found that generating a quick 1-3 sentence scenario, a blurb, a scene, or a full novel concept based on a random picture has worked wonders in opening up the floodgates to new ideas and enjoyment in the world of fiction. It is my hope that others will find these images and possibly be inspired to jump into the wild world of writing and become the author they always wanted to be.
Without further ado, our 10th entry!-
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