Sunday, October 21, 2012


When I look at the leaves flaming yellow and red in the trees, I'm amazed that a few short months ago they were yellow-green sprouts. The cicadas and fireflies have faded, and the grass is covered with frost in the morning, but the seasons continue to reveal themselves in new and interesting ways.

I'm going through some major changes of my own, and while this might end one chapter, the book is thick and has many, many pages left to be read. Change can be tough, yes, but when you look at it with fresh eyes it can be a wonderful thing. It can be downright exciting, wondering what the next chapter brings. You look back and realize you've learned a katrillion things and made a few true friends along the way, but the good stuff is far from over. If you stop for a moment, and look around, you might find you have some amazing people around you who've got your back. They've been there all along.

So, what do you do when life throws you a bit of a curve ball? You take up a friend's invitation to do leaf portraits in the dappled autumn light. Rachel's portraits, by the way, are brilliant. She is a genius photographer, artist and storyteller. Visit her here and say hello.


Bradi said...

Rita- Change can be a blessing in disguise, and I too am excited to see what the future has in store for you. xoxo -B

tonyboloni said...

It was in the autumn I met you, at the Old North Market. I was wearing overalls, a very white shirt, combat boots, an oversized well worn plaid wool blazer and a much loved woolen newsboy cap. It was my Dustbowl period.

You, of course, were simplicity personified but I knew, immediately, I had chanced upon someone wonderful.

Rita Finn said...

I have the dearest friends in the world.

Kacey said...

Spread your wings sister!!! You were destined for better things!

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