Autumn - a time for holding on....
Nostalgia, gripping mugs of warm tea, stockpiling summer's flavors in canned or frozen forms, stacking firewood higher and higher.
And yet, a time for letting go....
Cleaning the house to prepare for days of cabin-fever, leaves falling & being swept away, moments to treasure but never to last, final days of warmth and sunshine getting shorter and shorter.
And the light and the colors are enough to make me weep and sing. I am distracted.
Here, a girl rocking her swaddled baby Hello Kitty.
A dragon, now on request, flashing her "BIGGEST SMILE."
It cracks me up, because it is so forced. She is the master of facial expression.
A classic Flora expression.
Here I am slain, because I have such strong memories of Sigrid in that hat, and in this dress.
*sigh!* Hold on!
*sigh!!!* Let go!
Two bookworms, two fake smiles.