Late Summer

The sky has changed. The light isn’t summer light anymore.

The days are getting shorter. The sunsets now have a deeper shade of gold.

Next week will be the Autumnal Equinox.

Time flies. It seems like it was autumn just a year ago.

Have you ever seen a wheat or barely field in late summer? Sometimes, when the crops have grown nicely and the heads of the plants are rich with grain, the tops bend over. The stalks of the plants can’t hold those rich heads of grain upright. And when the plant does not produce a full head of grain, it stands very straight as the breeze blows over it. This means that the heads are almost empty. Plants that are empty of grain will naturally stand higher and plants that are rich with grain will bend over. Actually, it is much the same with us.

Sermey Geshe Lobsang Tharchin

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