Mother Earth and Father Time

the start of their great migration

The seasons have shifted. It is autumn, my favorite time of year. Grabbing jackets to take our evening walks, enjoying an afternoon warm ‘cuppa tea’, watching the farmers harvest the soy beans, experiencing the deeply appreciated reprieve from the mosquitoes…..we are embracing the season and every  moment we are together as a family. To celebrate the season, I am sharing a lullaby that I sing to our son. It was one of my favorites as a little girl.

Just today, I held him in my arms as we swung in the old wooden bench swing overlooking the lake below watching the trees bow over from the strong north wind and the leaves fall at our feet. This song has never felt more real….

TIME

“How very special are we
For just a moment to be
Part of Life’s eternal rhyme
How very special are we
To have on our family tree
Mother Earth and Father Time

He turns the seasons around
And so she changes her gown
But they always look in their prime
They go on dancing their dance
Of every lasting romance
Mother Earth and Father Time

The summer larks return to sing
Oh what a gift they give
Then autumn days grow short and cold
Oh what a joy to live

How very special are we
For just a moment to be
Part of Life’s eternal rhyme
How very special are we
To have on our family tree
Mother Earth and Father Time”

-Charlotte’s Web

 

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