It’s autumn here, the aspen are bright gold, there’s fresh snow on the high mountains.
Perhaps Keats wrote the definitive poem on Autumn……but do you have a favourite autumn verse?
But I’ve just got back from 2 weeks in ………the southern hemisphere where things are the other way round. Although there was one day in Mendoza, Argentina, when the temperature there was the same as the temperature in Boulder it felt a brighter heat with the days lengthening and the nights as warm as the days. It was disorientating to be in spring going into summer rather than autumn going into winter. The flowers and trees just bursting out in the southern hemisphere, filling the streets with exotic scents and bright colours.
This made me think how place can be dislocating and how we can connect over these differences.
When I do phone, skype or online sessions with clients or supervisees in other time zones or countries we often start by checking on the weather or the view from our respective windows – it’s grounding and locating to remember that we are talking against different backgrounds but that we are talking in real time.
A Captured Moment: Write about a childhood autumn experience – write in the first person, use the present tense and include as much information from your senses. When you’ve finished read it to yourself and write a sentence of feedback:
When I read this I notice………………
Saturday, December 3, 9:45-4:00 p.m., Marin County, California. $95.
Wild Places Lost and Found: Writing the Places of our Hearts, Minds, and Souls
Kate joins Mary Thompson to explore the complex and profound relationship between places and people through poetry, journaling, and conversation. This one-day workshop is open to people with no previous writing experience; writers and poets are also welcome. Early registration recommended: group size limited to eight. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The aspens outside my window are gold against the Colorado blue sky……..
……otherwise the autumn view can seem quite monochrome