On the Road

I spent much of yesterday crammed into a little blue Prius with four other women. We drove from Colorado Springs to Raton, New Mexico for a wedding, laughing and talking all the way. The drive there and back took six hours. The wedding and reception took one.

All of it was lovely.

What is it about autumn? Beauty, poignancy, happiness that transcends the hard things of life. All of us in the car had adult children. Some had grandchildren. For the bride and groom, this was an autumn wedding in both senses. In the past, I might have considered it second-rate, compared to two fresh young people starting life together.

But not now. What a beautiful season.