Sunday Dinner: Bittersweet


“I searched among her crayons for a color that represented autumn and pulled out an orange-toned crayon, never used. It read “Bittersweet,” and I wondered why that particular name. Autumn was my favorite time of year… I was always ready for the change. I guess some people didn’t see it that way. Some people wanted to cling to summer… I loved both seasons, but I thought no one would ever call spring bittersweet, even though it was just another change, another new cycle, an end to one season and a beginning for another in an endless, never-ending spiral.”

Janet Rebhan



“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.”

Elizabeth Lesser



“We have a tendency to become detached observers rather than participants.  There might also be a sense of disassembling a complex, flowing process to focus on a small part of it. If we expand our focus to include emerging, one of the first changes we may notice is the bodily sense of being in the midst of something, of constant motion, lack of clarity (in the left-hemisphere sense), and unpredictability.”

Bonnie Badenoch



“Light precedes every transition.

Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door

or the flash of an idea,

it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”

Teresa Tsalaky



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2020



“The best part of your story is when it changes.”

Bella Bloom


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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Bittersweet

  1. Nice post – and I did nkt know about the other site – going there now

  2. Monica MacAdams

    Dear WG,
    When I was a kid, Bittersweet was one of my favorite Crayola colors; haven’t thought of that in 60+ years! Of course I was a September bday kid growing up in the Midwest, so maybe that explains it. Whatever, thx!

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