It’s September and even in a world of uncertainty I feel calm and relaxed. Maybe it’s because the warm summer months have now gone and there is a cool, refreshing breeze in the air that makes it easier for me to breath and run that does it? Or it could be the changing of the seasons from bright colours to more subdued but still majestic ones that makes it easier on my eyes that makes me feel calmer? I love September and seeing all the changes around me as children go back to school, my cats fur starts growing longer in preparation for winter and different foods appear in the markets marking the time when we have to start storing food for winter incase we are snowed in. one of my passions is running over the moors and it’s here that I really notice the difference. The colours change from purple swathes of heather to greens and browns making it seem harsh and bleak but I find it magical as these colours sweep before me endlessly rolling over the moors. September and autumn bring longer nights too so we have less time to do what we want to do in the day and while this can be limiting it makes me more productive as I know I can’t leave things till later to do as the later might not be enough time. i understand why people don’t like September and autumn because of the changes but I love being on my own on the moors surrounded by the bleakness of the South Pennine moors, away from people and society and all the problems they can bring. To me it’s truly getting away from it, no phone signal here, and knowing that one wrong move can leave me alone and exposed to the elements with little hope of being found. It gives me a sense of adventure I don’t find with spring and summer when you see someone at every turn and you feel safe. Yes bring on the rain and mud and the solitary experience of being at one with nature that autumn brings for me. Have a great September and autumn everyone.
The Autistic FellRunner
I am a 52 year old male with a late diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. I enjoy writing in all forms about people and life. I enjoy running over the moors where my mind can be free from the stresses of everyday life. I am currently studying for a PhD in autism and aging. I hope you enjoy my writing and please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. View all posts by The Autistic FellRunner