There is something about the onset of autumn that puts us in a reflective mood. Perhaps it’s the growing awareness that the balmy days of summer have passed and our thoughts turn toward not only cooler weather but also the closing of the calendar year. Renowned poet, John Keats, pushes us to do some forward thinking in his Ode to Autumn,
“Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too—“
Let’s ignore Keats for a moment though.
As you view the changing hues across the horizon, hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, perhaps taste the pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon spiced treats of the season, and inhale the suddenly crisp cool air ponder this: Where is my 2017 “song of Spring”?
Be still a minute with that question. Be honest in your answer.
Furthermore, will your 2018 “song of Spring” sound like:
A) a tired remix of the 2017 ballad?
B) a carefully thought out continuation of the 2017 rhapsody?
C) an entirely new melody?
Peanutology’s March musings compelled you to step outside and consider precedents set by some of our foremothers who set ablaze their own unique trails through, under, above or around stifling masses of conformity or outright oppression. Is your own trail ablaze or is it perhaps now smoldering in a fog of smoke? Did you even light the match or are you still holding it, paralyzed by excuses? Or, perhaps you lit the match, fanned the flames and are struggling to contain the inferno?
Wherever you are on your journey, and however fiery (or not) your trail is, I urge you again to step outside before both the fall and the year 2017 fade into winter and 2018. Make a move in your journey for the better. Let’s light it up and level up.
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