Fall is a season of change, of loss, of letting go. This year it feels like fall has happened already, again and again. We have lost our normal lives, our ability to feel comfortable in the normal actions we used to take for granted. There is an increase in anxiety, grief, and what will later be understood as societal trauma, not unlike that of the Great Depression.
The great question is, “Where do we go from here?” We can’t predict with certainty what will happen in politics, schools, health, or jobs. We can however, look to what we can know. We can reach out to each other (even if not literally, even if only over a screen) and be there for each other. We can ask for help. We are not alone, even if it seems like it.
We can take this extra time to reexamine our lives and our priorities. Often it’s easy to ignore our problems when we have places to go and things to do. Now is a time for healing and growth.
It’s also a great time to take risks and change things up a bit. When everything is different, it’s a good time to get a new perspective on life and try new things.
Enjoy the small moments. No matter what happens, beauty is all around us, if we can take the time to savor it.