open invitation no. 93: say hello (or goodbye)

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

[Paulo Coelho]

I live in the Midwest and experience the gamut of four full seasons. I spend a lot of time thinking about seasons, the traditional seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring, as well as the seasons of life.

August is a month where we can linger in summer, offering a slow goodbye, and it is a month where we can open our arms and say hello to fall.

It seems like life is often a pairing of hello + goodbye.

The invitation is to write a hello or goodbye post. This can be list-y, poetic, image-heavy, or prose. Just linger in the hello or goodbye that your heart needs to record.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—There is a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

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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.

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