Fall, leaves, fall

 

Fall, Leaves, Fall
Emily Brontë

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

Hold on to my hand

“Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.” Nancy Wood

Photo below by Louis Faurer – Leap of Faith, 1960.

Monterchi and Piero della Francesca

I recently had the pleasure of checking off a bucket list item! It was to go on the so-called Piero della Francesca trail, starting in Monterchi, going on to Sansepolcro, and ending in Arezzo.

I will be discussing the beautiful paintings by Piero in a future post.