The Mystic's Almanac - Light On the Land
Aired Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 2012
Autumn is light, illuminated amber, reflected in an angle of prayer.
by Dr. Judith Boice
Growing up in Ohio, I was transfixed by the extraordinary quality of light on the land. I would abandon the school bus and walk home because I couldn't bear to be separated from the crystalline light. Several times I had experiences of complete stillness, like a long held breath, filled with liquid amber light. In autumn I also feel a tinge of regret as I chafe against the dwindling light and the forced encampment of schools and houses. I sensed the dance of light and dark as they waltzed around the wheel of life. Now, on the autumn equinox, they balance for a breath, celebrating the autumnal light on the land.