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February 08, 2006

"Spring and Fall"

I was surprised at how short this poem was but it definitely said everything in a very moving manner. We do feel sorrow when we see things like leaves falling and rejoice in the new growth in the spring and it is the same way in life. We grieve over losses and celebrate baby showers, etc. We say we are sad for that person, but in truth we are sad for ourselves for losing them and not having access to something that gives us great pleasure. This taught me that maybe I need to appreciate the losses because they allow me to cherish the new pleasures that spring up in my life. How did this poem speak to you?

Posted by ErinWaite at February 8, 2006 11:32 AM


To me, I got from it you have to take the good with the bad. When you have a bad "leaf" on your shoulder, just brush it off and start a new. You cant worry about all the bad stuff when there is more good then bad. You will receive bad news, but as you grow older, you should understand how to deal with it. Dont let it hold you back. You just have to roll with the punches.

Posted by: Denamarie Ercolani at February 8, 2006 12:18 PM

That's a really good insight. I have to remind myself to do that alot. Being able to turn over those leaves is what helps us survive.

Posted by: Erin at February 8, 2006 05:50 PM

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