December 13, 2017

Fall Is Not Forever

Fall sings the last song for so many in nature….. So how do these creatures prepare for their life’s end?

The spider, the katydid, the beautiful butterflies, are all living their lives to the fullest. If we take time to observe them, the katydid are singing the loudest, the spiders are weaving beautiful webs in an effort to eat everything in sight, and the butterflies are dancing their last dance.  I have taken time to watch all this, and as I am mesmerized  by all their activity, I wonder if they know the end is near?

I want to think not. I want to think of them as enjoying, and doing what defines their greatest moments right now. And if they do have a sense the end of their life is near, well that is fine too. They are using their gifts, and talents with all they have, and they are creating a cycle of life that benefits them, and prepares for the future.

So do these insects hold the key to excepting the terms of their short life, and living it to the fullest? I believe so. We humans do not always get a heads up on when our short life will end, so we must tap into all our resources, and acknowledge that we may not be able to use them tomorrow.

This can be a tall order as so many things distract us from focusing on our capabilities. But I think of all the times I have walked through a spider web, only to find it right back there the next day. Don’t let things get in the way of what defines your being. We must take time everyday to do what makes us happy. So, dance, sing, and eat.. Well, you know what I mean.. Live what makes you happy, because you don’t always have a season change to remind you we don’t have forever. We can learn a lot from observing.. Even if it is a katydid, a spider, or a butterfly..   Stephen Spurling