Autumn

Autumn

A Spiritual Biography of the Season

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Discover how this transitional season can reveal both the abundance and the limitations of our everyday lives.

Autumn, with all its traditional images of colorful trees, frost-covered pumpkins, and piles of wood stored up against winter's cold, can be a season filled with anticipation. The harvest, the imminent onset of cold and snow, the resumption of old routines, and the beginning of the school year all require preparation and planning. If summer has been something of a pause, autumn helps us to see the passage of time more clearly.

Autumn is a season of fruition and reaping, of thanksgiving and celebration of abundance and goodness of the earth. But it is also a season that starkly and realistically encourages us to see our own limitations.

Warm and stirring pieces by E. B. White, Anne Lamott, P. D. James, Julian of Norwich, May Sarton, Kimiko Hahn, and many others in this beautiful book rejoice in autumn as a time of preparation and reflection, when the results of hard labor are ripe for harvest.

Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : SkyLight Paths Pub., c2004.
ISBN: 9781594730054
1594730059
Branch Call Number: 808.8 AUT
Characteristics: xv, 299 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Felch, Susan M. 1951-
Schmidt, Gary D.

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Librarian_Deb Jan 02, 2018

A collection of essays, short stories, and excerpts from longer works all related to the season of Autumn. I enjoyed reading these pieces on slow Autumn mornings, savoring the images and words and reflecting on the changing of the season. There are collections in this series for each season, wh... Read More »


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Librarian_Deb Jan 02, 2018

A collection of essays, short stories, and excerpts from longer works all related to the season of Autumn. I enjoyed reading these pieces on slow Autumn mornings, savoring the images and words and reflecting on the changing of the season. There are collections in this series for each season, which should delight introspective lovers of words everywhere.

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