Yesterday was the final full day of Summer, 2019, for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. Officially, summer ends at 3:50 a.m., EDT. Today is absolutely not the first full day of Autumn. We have to wait until tomorrow before that happens. Of course, we all know that just because the seasons are changing doesn’t necessarily mean that the temperatures automatically follow suit. Summer-like weather is here for awhile longer.
Due to the official time for the ending of this summer season, this posting was planned during the defined season. However, due to the brevity of today’s post, it wasn’t actually composed until Autumn, 2019!
Summer doesn’t always change in the same manner. The meteorological change from summer into autumn occurred on September 1, 2019. The astrological change from summer to autumn is what is happening today. The meteorological season is used primarily by weather professionals and is involved in weather determinations and predictions. The astrological season is based on the traditional dates of each of the four phases of the year. Both determinations are valid and understood by almost everyone, even though they do cause some confusion.
The beneficial aspect of summer is that the weather is warmer than any other time of the calendar year. The warmer weather offers us all more natural opportunities for outdoor clothes freedom! Naked in nature is nothing more than being natural!
As the Summer, 2019, departs, I am in a rather positive outlook. Unlike past summer endings when I dreaded the approach of colder weather and the barren nature. I still detest those happenings, but my attitude is somewhat improved this time around. The death of my father last November depressed me more than I anticipated. As this, my favorite season of the year began, I remained somewhat depressed with a lethargic feeling.
This past August, during my return to mother in Greece, I visited the cemetery where my father is buried. I broke into a major crying experience once I was beside his grave. I cried, bawled, sobbed for over an hour. My spouse, Aaron, stood behind me with his hand on my shoulder for support.
Immediately after my emotional release, I felt an overwhelming sense of calm that I’d not felt since my father’s death. Expelling all of that grief from my body was exactly what I needed. Since that trip in August, I have enjoyed a sense of renewed enthusiasm. I am now returning to more of my positive outlook on life and living.
I continue to miss my father. But I now am able to remember the good times that we had without being reminded of all the burdens of grief!
Happy Autumn, 2019!