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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall is here

Fall has finally come, which for most people means numerous cold jaunts through the chilling air, but for me I tend to desire a true walk. There’s something about walking through the chilling air that makes you start to think a little harder about your life and your thoughts. Yes, perhaps you move faster because the brisk air starts to get to you, but in all honesty the cold air makes me think more. It’s as if the weather is trying to tell me to slow down and enjoy the falling temperatures. When I’m outside I try to walk slowly so that I can take it all in, but in reality I as a college student must keep moving, working, and overcoming challenges daily. I recently had a few blunders happen. I’m a clumsy person generally but now that I am moving faster, walking faster, thinking faster I am especially clumsy. This idea of slowing down in order to think about and discuss philosophical things therefore got me to realize that I need to slow down or I’ll wear myself out in the next few weeks. Also, my phone has been uncooperative recently, which at first frustrated me, but then I realized how ignorant I was being to the things and people around me. I was moving too fast in life and not taking enough time to think. And every night as I was about to go to sleep I started to question myself, my purpose, my life and my future. I hadn’t thought to merely slow down and work through these things instead of blazing a trail to nowhere. And so, I would invite all of you to truly try and slow down this Fall with me. Taking time to focus on what’s best for you and for us all philosophically, theologically, etc.

5 comments:

  1. I can definitely relate, however, for me, the season that warrants true contemplation is winter. If our calendar was a piece of literature, then winter would be the antagonist. The chilling frost and rapidly decelerating temperatures of wintertime innately attempts to kill you with every degree dropped. The harsh nature of wintertime is my seasonally charged philosophical platform.

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  2. I can definitely relate, however, for me, the season that warrants true contemplation is winter. If our calendar was a piece of literature, then winter would be the antagonist. The chilling frost and rapidly decelerating temperatures of wintertime innately attempts to kill you with every degree dropped. The harsh nature of wintertime is my seasonally charged philosophical platform.

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  3. I definitely enjoy the cooler weather so much in fact that it encourages me to walk outside more I find myself rolling down my windows more and enjoying my time outdoors.

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  4. I agree. When we slow down, we can better appreciate life and realize the endless opportunities that are within our reach. It seems that at the beginning of each change of the season, there's a sense of happiness and freedom that fills the atmosphere- especially in fall.

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  5. In the fall, I also appreciate a true walk. When the leaves begin to change color I feel more inclined to go out and appreciate the weather. It reminds me that we are all ever changing and nothing is permanent.

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