Sometimes we get too busy—even if it’s as simple as being distracted by the last weeds that need to be pulled—and we forget to be in the moment. For me, the approaching autumn helps me slow down and be more reflective. I take time to curl up on a garden bench and watch the dragonflies bob their way between garden beds.

Last year, I acquired a piece of art that included a short poem (or quote) by Rabindranath Tagore, a mystic and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. For some reason, it brought tears to my eyes when a first read it. Now it hangs near my front door so I see and read it every day, and every day it creates a brief moment of stillness and awe for me. I’d like to share it with you:

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn
is still dark.

Enjoy the coming weeks and brief moments of glorious light and color as Earth begins to quiet herself.