A brisk breeze blows from the northwest, wafting the scent of burning leaves from a neighbor’s bonfire through my kitchen door screen.

Now the leaves have about finished falling and trees stand nearly naked with only a few scraggly dried plants and flowers hanging on in hopes of a few days’ more sun and warmth.

So, it seems we humans also hang on to the hope of a perpetual fall, straining against the need to prepare for winter’s blast which could come at any time.

Halloween is just a week away.  The veil between worlds is growing thinner, more permeable, more easily to see through and to visit the memories of times past, times shared with friends, family and lovers on the other side.

A subtle sadness pulls at the heart

A gentle whisper of longing tugs at the spirit

The mind reaches into forbidden places, longing for an impossible return to an imaginary ideal past

Finding only regrets over opportunities missed, promises broken, grand hopes for grand achievements never achieved

But this is not a time to mourn and regret lost chances

It is a time to celebrate the gifts of a life full of memories, good and not so good, for they nevertheless mark our journey thus far and those who have gone before can lead our steps in new future directions until our time comes to join them in that filmy vale.

The Wise Ones counsel that death is merely the doorway into the next life.

Have a Happy Halloween,

Remember to turn clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6th!

The Times, they are indeed changing, let us pray for the best.

and Remember to Vote on November 8th!

About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.
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2 Responses to CHANGING TIMES

  1. Kilian, Jan says:

    I appreciate this post, Karin.

    We have heard from Carol – her e-mail cschmit@fslf is up and running in Saltillo and the three of them (Aurora, Isa and Carol) will be getting acquainted with the area in the days and weeks ahead. She sounds good.





    • Manywoman says:

      Thank you Jan, for this information! I will enter her address in my email list and hope to keep up on her new life. I’m watching yours on Facebook re the awful events in N Dakota with the Native tribes and sharing those articles on my page as well. We have known this will be a difficult time of Change, but it seems overwhelming and coming from every side. Looking forward to seeing you at Prudence again and sharing hopes and plans. Love, ~Karin


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