It’s always a little jarring after a holiday – especially when a long weekend has been dedicated to retreat or vacation or some other “out of the ordinary” activity. It feels like Monday today when it is really already Tuesday. Add to that the confusion in nature in our neighborhood: the first frost (and/or 33 degrees F.) in almost mid-October but the trees not yet showing their autumn colors! For all this, there is a short piece of advice from Rabindranath Tagore that seems appropriate for this day (or any morning, really):
Do not say, “It is morning,” and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.