I also ran across something I wrote some years back, appropriate to the season:
...dreams evaporate more quickly than years
yet another year has done just that
while we were playing at the lake or watching
fiery ocean sunsets...
busy times can conspire to deny us cool summer
tonics in the backyard...or long mountain
hikes...or watching storm lightening from the
comfort of the porch...
remember...when a whole day's plan consisted of
picking autumn apples, rolling crusts and
sharing homemade pie with friends...
(now such things are often just grocery chores
encased in plastic containers without the
anticipation that warm cinnamon excites...)
december offers the gift of another year
of lake days and ocean sunsets...of tonics, hikes
and storms...and the lingering scent of cinnamon
to excite your buds...
wishing you peace and contentedness
Frank and Leon