Today is the first day of fall.
My most favorite season.
Today is also the first day of chemotherapy, the next season in my cancer journey.
During autumn things die.
The leaves turn gorgeous colors on all the trees but it’s because they are dying.
If we didn’t know better, the months of winter that follow would have us believe nothing is happening. The quiet, the cold and the barren might deceive us into thinking there is only night and never day. There is only dark and never light.
But we know spring lies just around the corner. We know that new life is about to emerge and we know that behind the scenes nature has been at work. In the unseen places, preparing for the next season.
Each season brings with it the truth that it does not last forever. And in each season there is transformation that happens. Sometimes it looks like death but it’s just a shedding of the old to make way for the new.