537. The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. ~Joan Didion

Although the wind is very powerful
and you can feel its presence,
in and of itself it cannot be seen.
You know it is there by its effect on things.
The great trees, the grasses, and
waves on the sea bend with its force.
If you are aware of your surroundings,
you know it is there long before you feel it.
So it is with the ineffable.
~Author Unknown

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Wind, the holy breath of Ruach, blows through Eden today. In it is a changed rhythm, a brooding rhyme versing odes of finality. As November’s clouded chills sweep across the garden, from where they perch on high the first smatterings of leaves topple to the ground. When downed, they dot the lawn, alliterating the year’s closing stanzas, and as they, the altered remnants of spring’s glory fall, they foretell what blooming color has yet to disclose. For there are flowers, duped by the favorable clime, that continue to open as day by day we slide down, down, down into winter’s ordained “vale of grief.” And so it is that whilst the raucous music and poesy of summer’s feverish days fade from memory, lower and deeper dip the melodies of autumn’s opus and balladry.

The tempest comes our from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.  ~Job 37:9   ✝

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17 thoughts on “537. The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. ~Joan Didion

  1. What a beautiful prose about “November’s clouded chills sweep across the garden”… I love the way mix observations about nature and spirituality… ah, Natalie, merveilleuse Natalie… 🙂 and by the way, the photo is just amazing… have a nice week & take care ♥♥♥


    • Thank you so much. Autumn is amazing indeed and is actually one of my favorites of the four seasons. I love them all but there’s just something about Autumn that is so special.
      Blessings to you as well and I pray you have a great week!
      N 🙂 >3

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      • I’ve just now found your comment, as Autumn has moved along for 2014 . . . And so we continue to “Live each season as it passes . . .” I hope your Winter is not unbearably harsh, and Christmastide blest.


      • No problem. Our winters here are seldom harsh at least not for long. I just noticed today that they are predicting a high of 70 degrees for Christmas day this year. I pray your winter isn’t too harsh and that your Christmastide is very blest as well. Hugs, N ❤

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  2. A beautiful observation of the coming of the winter winds and as the winds blow, we know and cling to the hope and promise that they will eventually blow in those familiar warmer days that we will be most anxious to feel—
    Much love Natalie—-Julie


    • Yes we do, Julie. But I also look forward to the down time of autumn and winter as well as the planning and scheming for next year’s spring. To that end I sowed the last of my seeds today. I’m a bit late getting it done but oh well, packet of seeds aren’t all that expensive. Have a great week, my friend. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤


    • Thank you, Theresa, I’m so glad you did. It started coming to me this morning after I got up and migrated to my recliner and was looking out the window hoping for the rain they are promising for tomorrow. It’s the first day that it’s has really looked a lot like fall here and so I can now feel the pull that’s moving us into winter. Have a great week, my friend. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤


  3. Thank you Natalie.I love your beautifully worded reminder that the Holy Spirit was there at Eden, that He is powerful, and that He brings change. We had our first frost this morning (perhaps the grass will finally stop growing now) and I am travelling to Sweden today with work where there is a forecast of snow later in the week! Blessings, David


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