A Carpe Diem Affair: Risshuu, or the coming of autumn

On this first day of September, Chevrefeuille writes: “What a joy … nature’s putting on her festive clothes in a grand farewell to summer.” 

To kick-off this new month, how about a haiku challenge titled, Risshuu, or the coming of autumn.

I thought three haiku verses should cover it – see what you think:

Coming of autumn
Impeding separation
Stirs sadness within

Resplendent colors
Sweep slow across the landscape
Tender good-bye kiss

Farewell to summer
Tree leaves disappear –
With autumn angel

coming of autumn

photo: Wikimedia Commons

Autumn – such a pretty season full of changes and definitely cooler temperatures. What do you like about autumn? For those celebrating the three-day Labor Day weekend, have lots of fun and stay safe.

Thanks, and until next time, may you find charming angel inspiration all around you!  ☺

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Taj

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Hi! My name is Taj…may the rest of your week be filled with peace and love.

Flying With Angels

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.

~G.K. Chesterton

Angels fascinate me.

I often wonder what it would feel like to fly.

No, I’m not talking about flying in a plane or chopper. Let me draw a simple word picture.

I would like to be standing around, let’s say, at the grocery checkout line, be minding my own business, and attempting with all my might to focus on something productive. I read somewhere that the time we spend waiting in lines is the perfect opportunity to carry on a deep conversation with God.

Perfect.

So, in my mind, as I wait in line, God and I are talking.

Productive, right?

I usually ask Him to bless every person in my line and the cashier who will be waiting on me.

If the lines are super long and I’m still waiting, I keep talking and get as much blessings for everyone around me until I reach my destination.

Bless line 3, still waiting, bless line 4, still waiting and suddenly . . . you see me gracefully lifting off the ground!

That’s what I’m talking about!!  Nothing major. Just a couple of inches off the ground.

Simply levitating for a few minutes!

You know some people in history had this incredible experience, right?

Saint Francis of Assisi is one famous person recorded to have “suspended above the earth, often to a height of three, and often to a height of four cubits.”

Amazing, right?

Okay, some of you may think, well, has anyone seen levitation going on with any person outside the Christian faith?

Why, yes!

Nagendrantu Bhaduri was a saint from India who mastered several Yogic techniques and would enter into a state of “ecstatic calm” and then, levitate.

Well, what do you think? Possible, or are these just made up stories?

Hmm, I’ve got some ways to go before I learn to take myself lightly,so, perhaps it would be better if I just catch you if you happen to fall as you go out and enjoy a flight with the Angels.

Have yourself a simply charming flight!

I’ll be right here.