What’s your fall wish?
The lowercase “fall” changes this wish, doesn’t it? It’s not just about the season, but the quality and meaning of the word.
Verb: move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to lower level.
Noun: an act of falling or collapsing; a sudden uncontrollable descent.
Drop, sink, go down, collapse, descend. Drop, autumn, downfall, decline, descent, tumble.
I wish to sink into myself this season, drop into my body and my center, to follow nature, to mirror it in this time of slowing down.
I wish to gather all my energy back into my core, pulling it back from the reaching out, the blossoming and growth of Spring and Summer, to descend into that which is essential and fundamental.
I wish to cease producing fruit, offering nourishment, and collapse my energy and effort into stillness and simplicity.
I wish to drop all my work and worry to the ground, golden and red remnants of my labor left to dry up, decay, and disappear, to act as mulch to the earth of my experience.
I wish to retreat, hibernate, germinate, relax, rest, let go, surrender: fall.