In autumn the whole world speeds up and slows down at the same time. Leaves change from green to yellow to fallen in the blink of an eye. The sun’s path across the sky shortens by the day. As the changes accelerate, we’re reminded to savour the season even more, knowing that it will soon be gone.

Jayber Crow’s words have been echoing in my mind lately, “Often I fear that I am not paying enough attention.” There is so much to see, so many scents to inhale, and so little time.

But that’s the magic of it, isn’t it? We might say that we want to want to stay in this moment forever, but it’s precisely the brevity of this moment that makes it beautiful.

Pay attention, this moment won’t be here for long.