i found some comfort in this image today. i thought about all of all the variations on the human creature that could possibly have been, and how much alike we ended up. as if these leaves could have been the whole spectrum and instead chose their wildest variations to be simply a lighter or darker shade of yellow or gold. it reminded me that we are more alike than different. and encouraged me to think that we will fit ourselves back together someday, maybe even sooner than later, when this particular human cycle has had its turn on the wheel.
collection of yellow autumn leaves