~~ a calendar quindecim
Transition to Fall . . .
As the hot summer days are winding down, schools returning for the yearly session are faced with the delta variant surge-- most virulent COVID yet to emerge: wearing masks, for some virtual learning, keeping social distance while returning to classrooms for in person instruction. Those who succumb go into quarantine logging in from home to the classroom scene where some locales have rebelled--banned the mask-- saying it subjugates the students' task. Some instructors opt to protect themselves-- wearing the masks, getting virus vaccines-- while the opposed spread vile, poisonous germs. The world looks forward to a fall cool-down, experts predict twin pandemic to drown all hopes of relief from the COVID heat as second strain moves in and takes a seat. Inter-country travel sets new limits on those allowed entry--and on exits. The twenty-year war in Afghanistan ended, victory flagged the Taliban: U.S. citizens, fearfully stranded, call for their transport to be commanded. The U.S Embassy stands empty now, and Taliban says diplomats can't go. Between the war and coronavirus, the toll has been large on American lives with experts reporting new mutations. The fall equinox takes its place on stage with promise of change whatever your age. Cooler temps touting a view in the hills where potent colors laud sensory thrills. Beautiful photos to brighten the mood when placed upon walls where atmosphere broods. Such a gift God provides a dying world to ease the deep umbrage at times unfurled. Yellows, reds, various shades of orange provide quite a lift in visual range and stir a desire to actively merge in ritual dance 'midst surrounding dirge. Fall festivals, hayrides, pumpkin patch tours celebrate life which is patently yours and abate sadness with merriment cures.
Photo Above: Pumpkin Patch in Autumn @depositphotos.com.