Autumn In New York

The other evening I sat down to write last Thursday’s journal entry, The Beauty of Getting Rid of Things. This was all about creating change by getting rid of things we don’t need. I mentioned that my partner and I would be moving from New York at the end of the year, which is a huge change for me.

Well, that wasn’t the end of it. That evening Dave came home and said that there was one thing we should do while we are still in New York: get married.

And so, the next morning we walked in the rain a short distance to City Hall and got our marriage license. We waited the required 24 hours and went back Friday morning and eloped. Two close friends came with us which made the day even more special. Afterwards, we walked over to City Hall Park and drank a bottle of champagne in the mid-morning sunshine. The day before I had told my friend that our wedding song would be Autumn In New York sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louise Armstrong. Out came a speaker that was placed onto a park bench and we had music. And pastry. It was brisk, bright and just the most perfect, beautiful, romantic autumn day. 

I have always believed strongly in the beauty of fragrance and memories. For this day I chose The Geisha Ritual. This fragrance always reminds me that I can handle anything with grace and composure. The jasmine felt extra luxurious and special, bergamot calmed my nerves, and vetiver helped ground me and realize that yes, this was really happening. 

Early this autumn I made a commitment to be open to change. It’s amazing how beautifully life unfolds when you step back and just allow things to happen. I think that is a huge portion of what manifesting is: Allowing ourselves to be open to receive the unknown. We have no idea of all of the amazing things coming our way. All we need to do is be open to letting them in.

Warmest wishes,

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