I’ve been watching the leaves fall from the old apple tree outside my window. I’ve come to realize it’s not a very orderly process. They don’t fall all at once, nor do they fall slowly from different parts of the tree at the same time. Right now there are places where green leaves are still thick and obstruct the view of the harvested fields beyond, and other places where branches are already bare and I can now clearly see the birds at the bird feeder beneath the tree. Nature is a great teacher for life. If order is your thing, then you’ll be sorely disappointed; and you might miss the beauty along the way that is revealed in the seeming chaos.
– Blog entry by a Sister of the Precious Blood; photo by Michelle Bodine