i saw this leaf today and it was falling to the ground, this little auburngolden leaf- so unassuming, so innocent- and it was falling and i was not quite sure if i should catch it or let it fall. i was not exactly sure what it wanted, if it was reveling in the suspension or wishing for the warm comfort of the earth or maybe missing the tree it had left. and i knew i was personifying this leaf, and i thought maybe that was a good idea, because if a leaf were a person i think it would be a very nice one. it would be very kind.
there are times when i know i've gone crazy, and this is not one of them. this is a time when i know things are clear.