Autumn is returning for another year. It seems like every year that I get older, my favorite season comes faster and leaves even quicker, opening the door to the six-month long Minnesota winter.
If you’ve been a long-time follower of mine, you’ll know that this is the one season I reflect on the most. Autumn has almost a magical quality to it. The cooler air, splash of colors that we only get for a couple months, and the overall beauty that is impossible to put into words. Then there is one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, where we get to enjoy and ponder the unexplained, mysterious, and scary side of life all the while dressing up and eating copious amounts of chocolate (you guys can have the rest of the other candy).
In case my series “The Unexplained” doesn’t make it obvious enough, I find the unexplained incredibly fascinating. Certainly, some areas of the paranormal/supernatural are more believable for me than others, but in general I think it’s work exploring and logically working out some of this stuff. It also helps us explore what we believe and why, which is important.
For us writers, Fall is especially inspirational. The fleeting beauty, the air of mystery, all of it can spin the creative mind to weave new tales. So, enjoy this time of year, especially if you live in the Midwest, you know how quickly Fall comes and goes.