Distance: 10 Blocks and teach yoga class
I was talking on the phone to a friend today saying something about how at this time of year, even though things are beautiful, there is a sense of closing, of the year and the more out-going parts of myself shutting down. Blah, blah..
He said: Cheerful and yet profound like a day in October.
I said: What? What he said captured my thoughts so perfectly - Perfectly - I couldn't quite take it in.
He repeated: Cheerful and yet profound like a day in October. Things are at once sparkling and pulling away.
Delicious, Nourishing to the soul. All of a sudden, from nowhere, my day was both. Me: Yes, exactly. Is that a quote?
Him: Nietzsche I think..
Yes, Nietzsche as it turns out. A more extended version also speaks to me:
Friedrich Nietzsche (German Classical Scholar, Philosopher, Critic of Culture. 1844-1900)