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Lessons from Autumn

Fall colors and autumn leaves light up a foggy morning on the Coeur d'Alene River. (Jesse Tinsley)
Fall colors and autumn leaves light up a foggy morning on the Coeur d'Alene River. (Jesse Tinsley)

The leaves are turning and the weather is finally great for walks in crisp, cool, intoxicating air.

The seasons give us lessons - dormant rest in winter, the eager new life of spring, full passion in summer and the brilliance of autumn. Autumn offers final lessons, closing remarks and last-minute opportunities.  Autumn reminds us of the importance of those “door-knob statements:” comments made in the leaving (pun intended),  those moments of good-bye when the heart finally speaks.

Our lives parallel this autumn season: our later years may bring the best of life. 

(S-R archives photo)



Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.