We're preparing to enter autumn (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). While we're not quite there, and certainly from Williamsburg we're experiencing a heat wave rivaling mid-July, we'll be there soon enough.
Autumn is a reflective time of the year, I think- many changes happen, most of our major holidays in the USA happen around this time, and the earlier part of the year seems distant by comparison.
We can reflect at any time of the year, but autumn's growing mildness and colorful leaves and the abundance of the ever-popular (or unpopular) pumpkin spice tells us things are different.
Tomorrow, we'll have an autumn blessing, so look forward to it!