Autumn... it struck me this morning, as I read Monte's post, that with all of its usual meanings (harvest, cooler weather, falling leaves, pumpkins), Autumn also signals the close of the year. Whatever we did or did not accomplish this year is past. The gain or loss is in the books. 2011 is at its end... there may be a couple of months left on the calandar, but for all practical purposes - it's done.
For some, that's a relief. Relax... there's always next year. Too late to start a new project now... with the weather, the holidays, etc. Just sit back and watch the leaves fall, watch as the sun sinks lower in the sky and nightfall comes almost before the dinner dishes have been cleared away.
I'm sure there are some who would say - nonsense! There are weeks left... plenty of time to make something happen. And to them I say "Relax. Tie up the loose ends of 2011 and then sit back with a cup of your favorite hot beverage and let it go."