Leaves of Russet, Leaves of Gold

Leaves of russet, gold and amber, leaves of cherry red, how every tree has turned into a flower, blooming vigorously despite the fast approaching death! Often times when I sit leaned against a trunk, breathing in the grounding, comforting smell of bark, I wish I knew how to live the way autumn leaves shine, the way an autumn bird sings when the feeble sun has warmed its feathers.

Leaves know how to let go. Some let go when still green, some when they are golden, some when they are brittle and brown but all of them do it gracefully. Sailing on the wind, swirling happily around, without any regret or sorrow. When on the ground, they will gradually turn into soil, giving themselves fully to trees and plants and all of life.

Leaves never ask themselves why, what’s the meaning of life. They, like all of nature “know” that the meaning of life is to be alive, to meet life in every single moment in a way that is fresh, beautiful, solid and free.

I wish you a sun-blest week.

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5 Responses to Leaves of Russet, Leaves of Gold

  1. Sabina says:

    Tanja, čudovito!!! Kot da bi vsako jesen oblački potrosili na Zemljo nekaj čarobnega praška…
    Použij vse čarobne trenutke in sončne dni!

  2. Flora says:

    iiii, ke lepo!

  3. janez says:

    slike odlične, tekst fenomenalen. Sem že kar malo pogrešal prispevke.

  4. Mai Li says:

    Tanja, po dolgem času spet listam tvoje strani in … kot vedno … hvala za ‘touch’.

    V odmevu mi ostaja:
    “Leaves know how to let go. Some let go when still green, some when they are golden, some when they are brittle and brown but all of them do it gracefully. Sailing on the wind, swirling happily around, without any regret or sorrow.”

    Naj te grejejo, te tople barve jeseni in objamejo trenutke, ko postane – tako ali drugače – morda hladneje. Ostalo mi je v spominu, da imaš rada tople, celo zelo tople dni.🙂
    Pozdravček in vse lepo k tebi.

    • Tanja says:

      Hejhoj, Mai,

      kako sem te vesela! Ravno zadnjič sem mislila nate…kje si, kako si. Upam, da dobro, da ti je lepo, da si užila sončne tople dni, ki nam jih je jesen tako lepo podarila. Pa, pa skozi noč.

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