Heady Aroma of Autumn


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The things that make the seasons beautiful throughout the year are the original face of ourselves.

The life force that enables us to breathe a certain number of times a minute even while asleep is the same as the power that makes the autumn leaves turn red.

–Kodo “Homeless” Sawaki Roshi (1880-1965)

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October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts, and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.

–Ken Weber, in Providence Journal-Bulletin


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Season of Bliss

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.

–Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.

–Elizabeth Lawrence


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