To truly experience autumn in all its glory requires a change of pace and a seasonal reprogramming of all the senses. The sites, the tastes, the smells, the sounds, the warmth—they require and request your full attention.
It’s officially spooky season, and I’ve had the supernatural on my mind. Specifically, the spirits meant to be warded off by the traditional jack-o’-lantern.
Applause was by no means cancelled during the pandemic. It was an integral part of showing thanks for the essential workers. It was piped into the empty stands of sports arenas. However, it was noticeably absent in the arts.
Over the past year, we’ve all become familiar with and experienced a tremendous amount of loss. Even those fortunate enough not to lose a loved one have dealt with a different kind of loss.
There’s something about driving through wide-open, less-inhabited spaces. The sky is bigger and the journey becomes less about reaching a destination and more about taking in what lies between you and the horizon.
The pandemic took a lot, but it also gave us countless opportunities to learn and grow…whether we wanted them or not.