mourning summer

I do believe I’m done mourning Summer. 
I must let it pass.
I must let it be buried under the leaves of a new season.
Join me in welcoming Autumn!
Join me in quoting the great Dr. Seuss who said:
“Do not cry because it is over,
Smile because it happened.”
And the lovely George Eliot who spake thus:

“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it! If I were a bird, I’d fly around the world seeking the successive Autumns.”

And dear ol’ L. M. Montgomery who wrote in one of her books:
“Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things?”

The only absurd thing I can imagine saying is, “Stay, Summer! Stay!” Don’t we know that we only gain that which we let go?

p.s. if any of you have a chance to visit the north east during this time of year, please do not tell me. I might have to cry.
(painting by Claude Monet)

4 Responses to mourning summer

  1. Everly Pleasant October 9, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    Yes, I’ve loved Monet since I was a wee one. I have vivid memories of seeing his artwork in museums (which I would adore a re-visit to,) but don’t recall this one either…just found it!

    Yes, I love that mental image! Haha…

    Only in quotes, sir. :)
    I’ve never read any of her greater works.


  2. Gil September 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    A George Eliot fan, are you?

  3. Melee September 24, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    I admit, I am holding the door open for summer to leave while shouting “COME AUTUMN, COME!!!”
    {Quite a mental image, isn’t it?}

  4. Hannah Hottenstein September 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    #1- I love Claude Monet (and wish, WISH I could paint like him!) but I’ve never seen that painting. :) One of the delights of following your blog, Ev.
    #2- Great Dr. Seuss quote! He was a smart man indeed. :)

    **Welcome to Autumn!**

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