|The Gypsy Mama|
More importantly, however, is the round of "seed time and harvest," the fact that, as Scripture says, there can be no new life until there is death. A seed falls into the ground in order to give life to a new plant in its own likeness. Autumn has always felt like a very refreshing and alive time for me, because everyone and everything draws a long breath after a rushed summer full of activities, sweat, and daylight savings time, and we allow ourselves the rest that is vital to growth. I've never seen falling leaves as signs of death and growing old. Rather, the autumn pause is a time to refresh and prepare for the new burst of life that spring will bring. It's all a necessary part of the process of growing.