Fear of Falling #MicroblogMondays

It’s the falling she protests.  I watch her, whether in my arms or in her crib, as her eyelids become heavy, the interval between slow blinks becoming longer and longer.  And instead of drifting off, allowing her tiny body to float gently to sleep, she starts, stiffens, cries, as if she stands, not at the water’s edge, but on a great precipice.


We’ve had a good stretch of warm, sunny days lately, but make no mistake–autumn is upon us.  The leaves are turning shades of gold and scarlet, some of them already dropping to the ground.  And rather than bask in the beauty of the current season, my mind has already flashed ahead, to the long months of winter stretched out before us.  We arrived here in winter, but, frigid as it was, the worst of it had already passed.  I’m not looking forward to the cold, gray months to come.

Same window, different view.

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5 thoughts on “Fear of Falling #MicroblogMondays

  1. Winter is not friendly in Canada. Last year’s was nasty on a whole new level, but the almanac is calling for a similar one this year. I hope they are wrong. I have a love-hate with fall. Fall is beautiful but its a foreshadowing of whats to come. If fall would carry over into spring and just bypassing winter completely, I would claim it as my favorite.

  2. I found (and still mostly find) that if you are able to ease into winter by actually living through fall and then into winter, it isn’t so bad. Ok, the long darkness and eventually the cold gets to me (some time around Feb), but it isn’t as bad as say you are dropped in the middle of it in January. You just need to learn to dress warm and appropriately and all is well. 🙂

    • You’re right. We were sort of dropped here last February, after spring had already started where we came from. It was brutal. Hopefully it won’t be so bad to ease into it this year.

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