The Autumn Leaves

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  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The other day while out walking I had a very vivid inner experience. Suddenly as I looked around me I noticed all at once how incredibly beautiful the world was. It was as though I was suddenly looking at the world for the very first time. It reminded me of accounts of people who had just been told they were to die shortly and kind of, 'Suck things up', by using their short time left to really appreciate things. it was though all the world had turned into a poem.

    I especially loved looking at the copper and bronze leaves lying on the ground like huge copper pennies.

    What caused this? I think often as we go about we are occupied by many thoughts and worries. This stops us from looking around us with child like eyes and taking things in. Just at that time I was totally care free and so for a while child like. Prayer helps so much in this, to help us see...

     
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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

  3. thomas21

    thomas21 Archangels

    The ocean by the beach shore on islands always reminds me of beauty, the turquoise seas under the sun. Also beach sunsets are spectacular.
     
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    When I was young I remember being overwhelmed by the beauty of autumn. The glory of it was so intense I didn't know what to do so I threw out my arms and gave a great shout. (I was standing on a hill overlooking a valley at the time and no one could hear thankfully) but I think that kind of transcendent moment comes from heaven direct.
    There is an ode to Autumn by Edna St Vincent Millay that tries to capture it. One line: " Oh God I fear
    Thou hast made the earth too beautiful this year..."
     
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  5. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Oh God I fear
    Thou hast made the earth too beautiful this year..."

    :)

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  6. Ananchal

    Ananchal Vigilans

    I love autumn. I think it’s God’s visible message to us that there is beauty in sacrifice.:love:

    And I’m really not good with sacrificing :oops::rolleyes:;)
     
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  7. MMM

    MMM Archangels

    Reminds me of a picture I took last fall! 20201017_151511.jpg
     
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  8. Mario

    Mario Powers

    I love the bed of leaves!:):coffee:

    Praised be the God of all life!
     
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  9. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

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  10. AED

    AED Powers

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  11. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    I think I’ll plan a long walk this fall in a scene just like this….trying to forget reality, if not but for a few hours ….
     
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  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    This is the most beautiful time of year for wonderful Feast Days popping up. The Holy Angels, St Therese, St Francis and on and on.:)

    For some reason the Falling Leaves remind me of the Holy Souls, Falling from the Tree of Life, Copper and Bronze in the Fading Light.

    The Way the World is at the moment reminds me of Autumn. Of endings and new beginnings.

    ..off sadness and a certain sweet joy. The Summer is gone, Winter is on the way. But a New Spring time for our Church and the World is on the Way.

    May the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary be Praised forever and ever.

     
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  13. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Very beautiful, Padraig
     
  14. Michael Pio

    Michael Pio Archangels

    I like your post of the Tessera. Are you also a member of the Legion of Mary, Padraig?
     
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  15. padraig

    padraig New Member

    No, although I was asked several times. I ama fraid because of my shift work , I never really fitted in with any lay work, I could never plan. But so we find God's Will in the Weft and Woove of life.:)
     
  16. Michael Pio

    Michael Pio Archangels

    Yes, I am in the same boat. I am only an Auxiliary Member of the Legion of Mary for that reason. This means, I do the daily prayers but I don't have to attend all weekly meetings or do any work. I hope one day I can become a full member. By the way, I am sure you know, the Legion was founded by an Irishman, Frank Duff, whose cause of beatification we are praying for.
     
  17. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    someone here besides me lives in the southern hemisphere where spring just started
     
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  18. padraig

    padraig New Member

  19. MMM

    MMM Archangels

    Funny the difference one year to the next. Left one taken Oct 11, 2021 yesterday. One on right was Oct 18, 2020
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  20. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Same where I live, no frost yet. We have been unseasonably warm, everything is still green.
     
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