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Today I Love The Chill Of Autumn

leaves changing
A freeze frame of the turmoil of seasons

Today I love the chill of autumn making everything feel clean and fresh. I love that I have not given up on the possibility of a return to summer, nor have I abandoned my desire to swim in the bay again. I love that two years ago we were still swimming every weekend in both the big lake and in the bay. I love that last year we were swimming at the cottage well into October and that’s still on my list. I love that if the opportunity does not present itself again this year I’ll be okay with that and I will be all the more ready for water fun next year. I love that the dragon boat being out of the water doesn’t mean that I am off the water, ’cause I still have my kayak. I love how much fun we had this year with new to us kayaks that were high end and sooo much easier to take out on the big water compared to the little recreational ones. I love that my rec kayak is still around at the cottage for use by people who just want to have a bit of fun. I love that there are still plans to acquire one more boat for big water and then the fleet will get split up into two smaller ones, a bay fleet and a river fleet. I love how excited and passionate I can get about boating even at the end of the season.

Today I love that I’m working on my next radio show and it’s going well, I think. I love that there are words that need to be bleeped out and I’m getting pretty good at that I think. I love that it’s Friday and that means more music because open mic is a thing and I run one. Today I love that someone new is doing “Today I Love …” posts on many days and they are absolutely great. I love the sounds of people loving their worlds. I love hearing love in words and being able to see what they’re saying and feel what they love and how they love it.

Today I love dark shadows that dapple green lawns under wildly colored trees on sunny autumn days. I love the smell of the earth cooling and composting and being chill and damp and ready for the sleep of winter and I so look forward to this bold, beautiful, angry, powerful cycle going around again, the sound of it ringing, the sight of it kaleidoscoping, the feel of it transforming from what it is through all of what it goes through to what it is again. I love another year of my life going by since this day last year.

Today I love drinking coffee in the snapshot of calm in the ongoing storm of the cyclical world and her seasons of joy and chaos.

Today I Love The Chill Of Autumn

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love The Chill Of Autumn. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 27, 2019, from


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