Autumn Lake ~ Day 44

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gracefully the trees shed their summer cloaks
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surrendering all outer life, to go deep within
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as the dark nights lengthen, the season of frost settles
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and the wind blows cold
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while we don our winter coats
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preserving our hot-blooded lives
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yet still the dark and the cold and the wind
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coax us to turn inward
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deep into the roots of our being