Fall reminds us the great fall of life

vpaulose By vpaulose, 16th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The season of fall has a great significance to the life of every human being. Fall to the ground is to decay, build up strength and to rise up in spring.

Fall has arrived

The season of fall has arrived. Leaves are changing their colors and falling down. The sun has set out his downward journey, leaving the northern hemisphere to a colder temperature. The season celebrates some festivals that remind that one day everyone has to fall and reach the ground!

The feasts of “All Souls Day” and “All Saints day” are celebrated in the fall season. They remind humanity how all human beings have gone back to the mud. The leaves that fall on the ground are covered by snow and add fertility to the roots of the plants that stand on the ground. The people who have gone back to the ground add strength to those who are left on this earth.

Fall and mud


The season of fall makes me think of the beautiful Tamil word for mud and ground of the earth. The Tamil word “mann” ('a' pronounced as 'u' in bun) refers to “human”, “mud” and “earth”. These connections among languages about man, mud and earth inspires my thought, reminding me the words from the Book of Genesis, “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19)

Fall is not a waste


Every fall is to prepare life for the eternal life of Resurrection. It is a fall - falling on the earth - to “rise up”. It is to strengthen in hibernation and come out one day in all glory. It is the preparation for the “soul’s winter” so that it may “resurrect” in a glorious “spring of “Easter”!
Fall reminds everyone man’s creation from the earth or mud, his feeding from the earth, and his return to the earth so that he would rise up in all glory.

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Earth, Fall, Fertile, Mud, Rise Up, Season, Tamil Word

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post my friend with your seal of excellence, cheers!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post my friend with your seal of excellence, cheers!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post my friend with your seal of excellence, cheers!

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author avatar vpaulose
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you dear Fern for the loving comment.

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author avatar Ptrikha
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Some very inspiring and beautiful thoughts!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Sep 2014 (#)

Great message dear VP, full of meaning and thought provoking. While in our journey here we should often reflect on the way nature works - that everything is perishable including us and we should help others in all ways we can - siva

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author avatar Maria Malone
18th Oct 2014 (#)

Hi Vpaulose, Interesting read and lovely pictures, thank you!

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author avatar Judy Ellen
3rd Nov 2014 (#)

I agree and in fact was just thinking about how whenloved one goes home to be with the Lord how I begin to see their good qualities in those who remain on this earth! I am in awe of the skills that our good Lord has bestowed upon you!

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