Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The First Day of Fall

Today is the First Day of Fall, which marks the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Equator.

It is also Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, the last of the 10 days that mark the Jewish New Year.  Yom Kippur is also a day of fasting, so I am of course dazzled (even more than usual) by stray thoughts of FOOD.

In multiple ways, today can represent a marker of transition. 

I am told that yesterday was a Fall-appropriate 48 degrees Fahrenheit in Kentucky.  However, here in Southern California, this past weekend we reached 100 degrees both days (we ran away to the beach for cooler weather and kayaking).  We are fortunate in that the temperature has dropped a bit since then.

It is a time to reflect on the past season and/or year, and to begin to plan out the next.  I always find it a little too easy to dwell on the past, and prefer to exist in “the now.” Planning and choosing futuristic goalposts has never been my forte.  I suppose these traits could be seen as either a strength or a weakness, depending on how extremely they are expressed.

My current blog goal is to post the 2 dozen doodles I've drawn over the last couple of months, while I haven't been blogging (plus a couple that I hope won't be repeats).  And to write up a short post on the 2015 Masquerade of Jareth.

For now, let me just say: Happy New Year.