The autumn rains, the growing reach of the night, the early morning mists all say it’s time to harvest now.
The seeds I planted in early spring have become cabbages the size of UFOs and onions with leaves like spears.
And as I start gently to pull them from the soil, their roots cling firmly the ground: what grows up must also grow down.
That holds true for our children too. To mature into soulful, ripened adults, they need to be well-rooted in a rich, nurturing soil.