(While driving through New England last month, these thoughts came to me and I thought I would share my “Fallosophy” with you, including some “fall fotos.”)
As most of you may know, the chlorophyll masks the oranges, reds, and golds of Fall. When the seasons change and the sun wanes in the Northern Hemisphere, chlorophyll is no longer made, because it requires sunshine. As the chlorophyll fades, the brilliant colors emerge in all their autumn splendor.
On our October trip to New England, I came to realize that Fall is a metaphor for growing older brilliantly. In our youth, we are green (naïve). As we mature and reach the autumn of our years with its growth in wisdom, the green fades and our brilliant colors emerge.
So let the green fade naturally and allow the brilliant colors of our autumn years shine through in all their splendor. Enjoy the colorful palate of Fall and the colorful palate of your creativity with all its PMZ (post-menopausal zest.)