With the temperatures turning cooler (finally) I thought today I might post a summer photo – just as a goodbye to those hot days. I am thankful for the weather taking a turn for Fall, but I’m sure by the end of winter I’ll be ready for the heat again. I’m reminded of C.S. Lewis, as I am so often, and Screwtape the demon’s take on the reason God created the seasons:
But since He does not wish them to make change, any more than eating, an end in itself, He has balanced the love of change in them by a love of permanence. He has contrived to gratify both tastes together on the very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence which we call Rhythm. He gives them the seasons, each season different yet every year the same, so that spring is always felt as a novelty yet always as the recurrence of an immemorial theme.
The seasons were gifts from God to satisfy both our love of change and need for permanence. Here’s my farewell to summer.