My devotional this morning was beautiful, so I thought I would share it:
"Fall is harvest, when we're getting all the good stuff that someone took the time to plant many months ago. That's how it is when we make art. We struggle and push and plant seeds deep underground, and it doesn't look like much for a while. But then someone comes along and listens to your song or sees your painting or reads your poem, and they feel alive again, like the world is fresh and bursting, just like harvest. Plant something today that will feed someone many months or many years from now. Plant something today, because you've feasted on someone else's carefully planted seeds, seeds that bloomed into nourishment and kept you alive and wide-eyed."
--- from Savor by Shauna Niequist
Yes, friends. Let's plant and water and keep on nourishing our creative seeds. This is a perfect metaphor for Southern California, where fall and harvest time feel a million miles away. In the meantime, a girl can dream of autumn leaves. And bake apple pie coffee cake . And wax nostalgic over the pictures she took many years ago while visiting her friend, Diana, in Portland. Here are a few of them so you can pretend along with me.
~ Christy ~