Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | October 9, 2013

The Brightness


Falling autumn leaves teach us of the beauty of endings, of the bright flame of passion that doesn’t die but is reborn when life is transformed. The death of our bodies, relationships, dreams  and hopes can all feel deeply sad, and rightly so, for suffering is as real as joy, and loss is painful. But hidden within the darkness of loss lies a mystery, and although that mystery will always foil our attempts to understand it with our minds, Nature will sometimes offer us a clue as if to say: There! Can you see it in the brightness of these leaves?


  1. Just starting to collect up the hundreds of crab apples beginning to fall in my back yard. When crushed and left to ferment will make a lovely tart cider. October is full of nourishment – ‘Goldener Oktober’, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. The last gifts of spring flowering and the beginning of the next phase. The large holly tree in St John’s Churchyard already bursting with berries, not yet ripe. The year is a seamless wave form like a tidal flow, each phase revealing new gifts.

    • ‘The year is a seamless wave form like a tidal flow, each phase revealing new gifts.’ Thank you Dirk 🙂

  2. Thank you Philipp

  3. Reblogged this on Awen's Light Grove.

  4. Merci Beaucoup, for this very Shining message , written with care and featherlight lifting up a heavy heart, what a beauty written with tenderness… I cannot describe more how I feel it.. When we bite an apple in autumn, we eat the sunrays of the summer.

  5. Very beautiful, thank you. 🙂

  6. Beautiful! x

  7. Very nice. Beautiful, Phillip. Thank you.

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