Rachael Sobie Composition 1 November 6, 2009
You step outside one morning to find that it’s a bit chilly out. Not cold enough for your wool jacket, but no longer warm enough to just wear a tshirt. You look around you and notice all of the leaves covering you lawn like a blanket. Red, yellow, and orange whirl around in a swirl of color and the trees that were just in full bloom are now almost completely bare. You feel the change in the atmosphere, almost as if it were a natural instinct. The only explanation for these changes in life is autumn, so we should enjoy it while it lasts. Autumn has to be the most beautiful season there is. With its beautiful colors, you can’t help but to be amazed as you walk outside. Even looking out the window, you can see the natural beauty the world holds. Whenever I’m driving, I always look up at the trees when I can. Seeing all the different colors, I am reminded that even though there have been many devastating events have occurred we still have nature and other natural creations that we can look on. This just gives me hope for better days. I’ve never been one for cold air, or even cold in general, when it comes to autumn, I absolutely love the cool breezes. My family doesn’t really
participate in Halloween, but sometimes we’ll have some friends over and sit by the bonfire. It’s always a little chilly, with a little breeze, but it feels amazing. I’ll be walking through campus and feel the autumn air swish through my air and brush against my cheeks, leaving my feeling flushed. You look around you and see the leaves moving, while listening to the rustling caused by the gentle breeze of autumn. The autumn breeze that provides a simple pleasure is what also reminds me I’m alive. When we look at death, we don’t normally associate it with good. It’s usually a sad time for everyone. For autumn, though, I see it as good change. During autumn, you can clearly see when everything starts to change. The most noticeable change is when the leaves start to die and begin to fall. When I start to notice everything dying, I know I’m going to miss spring, but I also know everything must die or hide away before starting new. This reminds me of how our lives are. There are times when we want to have a better lifestyle, but in order to improve our lifestyle we have to die to our old lifestyle first. In church we are always talking about dying to our fleshly desires to follow to world and starting new in ways that are pleasing to God. Autumn reminds me of this because it’s a time to die to our old ways and begin to find ways to start new. Autumn is a time for change. It reveals the beautiful colors that aren’t normally seen during other seasons, reminds us of life with the gentles breezes it releases, and it’s a time to die to old ways and begin to start new.
We should be able to look around and soak in everything surrounding us, saying goodbye to the life we used to have. Autumn is the only way to explain these occurrences, so why not enjoy is while it’s here?