Seasons

I’m looking out my office window at the turning leaves. Autumn has come. There’s a chill in the air. Soon we’ll be carving pumpkins and before too long, shoveling snow.

I’m a big fan of seasons. One of my college roommates used to wish the world could be 70°F all year-round. Not me. I love the biting cold of winter, the crisp greenness of spring. Even the oppressive humidity of summer has its place.

Looking at the leaves, I picture the stark emptiness the branches will display in another month or so. And then the snow-dusted brown of winter. And then the dewy green of new buds come April. And when I come to thinking of the vibrance of summer leaves, I find myself wondering “Weren’t they just here a month ago? Didn’t you notice them then?”

Which leads me to a glance back at my summer of 2006. Where did it go? May was completely consumed with OT at work. June was rife with birthdays, family get-togethers, and then Origins. July was the family reunion, then Dexcon. August saw GenCon and more OT. No wonder I feel like I missed summer, I was inside or hectically busy for all of it! We even changed our annual camping trip this year away from our normal state park, so I saw less summer than usual. I’m a bit bummed about that.

What do I want to do for next year? Well, back to the state park for certain. I’d like to do a day-trip to the beach. And while the Origins-DexCon-GenCon triple-play is great for both play and promotion, I’m not sure if it’s best for my soul. I will have to think hard about that …

… while I watch the leaves turn red and yellow.