Archive for Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn a breath of fresh air

October 2, 2008

In these days when the news is full of doom and gloom about the economy and the airwaves blast an endless stream of invective-filled political ads, we turn to the season’s change for a respite.

The cool, mild weather that’s settled over us has a calming effect and makes us glad it’s fall.

Though summer ended less than a fortnight ago, tree leaves already are starting to turn colors. Hues of lush green are starting to fade, ready to transform into beautiful reds, oranges, yellows and browns.

On sunny autumn days, the sky seems even more blue than it did during summertime, providing a beautiful canvas on which to paint fall’s colors.

We don’t want to underplay the gravity of the economy or mitigate the importance of the upcoming elections. What happens to the economy in the coming days, months and years and in the voting booth next month certainly are of utmost importance to our nation.

But when those two arenas — along with all of their attendant concerns — become too much for us, isn’t it nice to be able to step outside, get a nice breath of fresh air and experience autumn in Kansas?

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