On random wires the rows of summer swallows
Wait for their liftoff. They will soon be gone
Before All Saints’ and before All Hallows’,
The changing time when we are most alone.
–May Sarton (1912–95)
After reading the above poem, I was hit most by the last line. Fall, to me, is the most beautiful season, by far. But along with the beauty, is the underlying reality that the things that are gorgeous, are dying. Dying a slow, beautiful death.
The sun goes down earlier. This lowers the intake of vitamin D to our bodies, which helps our serotonin levels. (Serotonin, when levels are up, is what gives you your happy, feel good endorphins. The lower your serotonin levels are, is when you feel down, blue, alone, sad, etc.) Vitamin D is provided by the sun. It’s very important to get at least a few minutes of sun light a day. So if your feeling a little blue, step out for little bit. Take a short walk.
So, during this season of Fall, get out and about while you still can do so comfortably.