There is a Season, Turn, Turn, Turn…
August 14, 2012 6 Comments
I’ve had this song going through my head the last few days. Ever since we drove into town and I spotted a maple tree with a few leaves turning orange. I always get excited when the first trees start to turn. It’s like seeing the first snowfall of the year or the first warm spring day. It’s a signal that life is changing, moving forward. It’s something to look forward to; not be afraid of.
Since becoming a pagan, I’ve notice the changes in the season more prevalent now. Not just the obvious, but the little things like the difference in the way the air smells, or the way the clouds look (yes they look different). I notice the small animals readying their food supply or the birds flocking up and preparing for the long journey south.
I notice the affect it has on me as well. Spring and Autumn are filled with weather turmoil as the warm and cold fronts battle it out for control, and they’ve been known to wreak havoc with my emotions. I’m pretty good at keeping the chaos at bay, but sometimes, especially if I’m under stress, it’s not so easy.
I feel the turmoil and while I am excited that I’m so connected to Nature, I’m sure it drives my family nuts. I’ve often wondered if the changing of the seasons has the same effect on the wildlife? After all, they experience some of the same emotions as humans do. Why should it not? So the next time you see acting oddly, just take note of the season and keep away. You never know how they’ll react.