12:11 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

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.

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