It's all very bittersweet... the house feels too large and empty without the children (Son left on Friday, Daughter on Monday), and yet I can feel the age-old excitement stirring in my belly. September is always such a rich, creative month for me - a sense of beginnings, of possibilities....
Only the one word on this page... Friendship... The desire to share our recently emptied house with friends, neighbours... As the nights draw in and the temperatures fall, a desire to welcome others, to share our bounty; and to enjoy the oddly bright September moon's light.
I feel my brain sharpen as Summer's stupor fades... I don't know why I've haven't split an image across the spine of my Moonbook before... I like the effect 😍
I was even inspired to write a wee poem...
There is an ache for simple loveliness,
For shelter, and warmth,
For love and family.
As the winds strengthen, and the leaves brown -
All is cosy and safe indoors.
The Full Apple Moon shines brightly down,
And the golden glow of candles
Mingle with her silver light.
No wonder my heart swells
At the sight of such riches!
And I've written on the wee card (bottom left)
Full Apple Moon
6 September '17
'fear not the dark'
love, family, sharing,
hospitality, welcomeAnd I had to include a favourite saying clipped from a magazine, ALL SHALL BE WELL: The Optimism of England's First Female Author, Julian of Norwich. I've even added a scrap of material and handmade paper for added texture...
Sharing with Julia & Co here.