Despite the date shown on the calendar, I feel autumn begins after Labor Day. I start looking forward to the change in temperature and the cooler days. Here in Florida, it’s still really hot, but up north, leaves turn and make a colorful display. I miss that.
I love the quote
Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
This is an English adaption from Act 2 of Camus’ 1944 play, The Misunderstanding (Le Malentendu). The character, Jan, says
A second spring when every leaf’s a flower.
[He looks at her keenly.]
Perhaps it’s the same thing with some hearts;
perhaps they’ll blossom if you helped them
with your patience.
I think I like the second line as much as the first. Helping hearts to bloom with your patience.
I made a free printable of the autumn quote in two sizes. It’s a perfect addition to your autumn decor. Adding printables in frames is a fun way to update your home decor inexpensively and what I love most is it is easy to switch things out so you don’t get tired of seeing the same print. You can print these or try professional printing to save your ink. Try a small print on a shelf or in a vignette.
The small print would fit a 4 x 6 frame and has a black edge. You can download HERE
The large one is for a 8 x 10 print and does not have a black edge. You can download HERE
I’m wishing you a joyful Autumn, a second spring.
Source: Camus, Albert. Caligula and Three Other Plays. Justin O’Brien, trans. New York: Knopf, 1966. 104–05.
As with all my printables, they are for your personal use. Please do not post these images on your own site unless you link back here.
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