open invitation no. 21: seasons change

Seasons change.

I live in a part of the world where we have four distinct seasons. Every few months the outside world changes. Colors change; sometimes things die and other times things sprout; animal rhythms shift; the sky looms and the noises of earth adjust to the new season.

The same is true for all of us: seasons change. It might not be as abrupt as trees shedding their leaves and the autumn corn fields turning harvest brown. Sometimes it is a quiet shift and a new stillness. Perhaps it is a resilient bud boldly announcing the arrival of the next leg of the journey.

If you are looking for something to write about today, consider the seasons. Perhaps you will write a “Goodbye Summer” or a “Hello Autumn” post. Use your five senses to convey the changes in seasons.

Of course, the magic of this community is you can write about anything you want — even if you haven’t written for a few weeks, even if you’ve never joined #sosmagic. I promise, the community will welcome you with wide-open arms.


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Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

9 thoughts on “open invitation no. 21: seasons change

  1. Today I wrote about the joy I find in the margins. During the months of the pandemic I find myself handwriting hundreds of journal pages. I go back and add to the pages, often writing in the margins. Some of those margin pieces speak the loudest to my soul.

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    1. joyful in hope
      patient in affliction
      faithful in prayer
      content where you are.

      Those are keepers!

      Thanks for them — and for the wonderful image of the lawn being mowed around the flower.


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