The wind was cold and dry as it brushed against her cheeks .
And even though she quickly felt the shiver of the wind flow over and around her skin,
It felt wonderful . It felt refreshing .
It made her feel alive .
The moon hung low in the sky,
glowing in beautiful warm shades of amber.
It was the harvest moon .
To her , it was the most splendid moon of the year .
She closed her eyes beneath the moonbeams
and she could hear the yellow, orange and red leaves
rustling past her silhouette.
One or two of the dried leaves touched her skin as she took
a very deep breath .
She imagined what the warm flames of the wood fire looked like
that someone unknown to her had lit in their fireplace.
That inviting scent mixed with the smoky scent of burning leaves
lingering in the air , filled her lungs and brought a smile to her face.
And while all of this was a special treat to her senses, she was getting colder now and realized that she would soon have to go back inside.
These magical days of this season were fleeting now
as were the magical years of her life .
The days grew shorter as did the years.
Yes she was getting colder now as well as older.
It was time to come in out of the chill to warm her body .
But her mind would always remain warm filled with the thoughts
and feelings of this beautiful season
and this beautiful life.
You can read this and more of Diana’s writing at Welcome to My World.