Autumn can be a time of restlessness, too.
Things change, transform. Some things die. The threat of dormancy looms. The urge for hibernation, for hiding, can come on strong and unexpected. It is a time for vigilance! One must be ready for anything– strong and easy-breezy; carefree and confident.
It is never a good time to let things sneak up on you, but least of all at this shifting, unpredictable time of year. Don’t get me wrong; it can be a wonderful thing to be blind-sided now and again, but one must know where one’s weaknesses lie. One must be prepared to shift as nimbly as the wind does on fall evenings, as swiftly as firelight.