Autumn is a contradiction in many ways. This season, unlike sunny summer, happy spring, or dark winter, has more than one idea or feeling associated with it. In ancient cultures, autumn meant celebrating the joy of harvest. It was a time when the hardworking farmer or fruit grower would finally get to reap the reward for the year’s backbreaking labor. Once the crops were gathered in, processed, and sold, it was time to relax, to celebrate, and to thank your favorite deity for the bounty. Harvest festivals all over the world are offshoots of ancient festivals, many dating to the pre-Christian era. Halloween is a modern variation of the ancient Samhain festival of the Celts. Samhain celebrated autumnal crop harvest.
Autumn has also been associated with different moods. While celebrations are certainly called for, the shorter days and cooling temperatures also signal a change of pace. The heady summer days are over, and the person has to now stop and reflect. For many renowned poets, autumn was associated with gloom and fading sunlight — the precursor to approaching winter.
Autumn’s most enduring symbol is the shedding of leaves. Think autumn, and you are reminded of a red maple or cherry leaf, or a red-brown oak leaf. The solemn beauty of the fiery red foliage draws people to itself, as many tourists will confirm. Mingled with the beauty is a reminder that all good things must some day be discarded, like the shed leaves, so that new discoveries, new ideas, and new hope can be born, just like the turning cycle of the seasons brings forth new leaves and bright sunshine.
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