fall always feels like this time to me where i kind of curl in on myself. leaves curl up and die, people retreat indoors as the weather gets cooler, and everything just seems quieter. i get, if possible, even more introverted during the fall, just wanting to enter into a hibernatory phase to prepare for winter. fall is my quiet time. to compound this, i am happier now than i can ever remember being. everything is falling into place for me, and i just feel a warm glow all the time that i just try to bank and hold steady. i am finally truly celebrating my mantra of drishta dharma sukha viharin – dwelling happily in things as they are.