An anniversary's purpose is to mark the passage of time. We all feel the need to mark or note important points in our lives such as birth, death, weddings, tragedies, triumphs, etc. I personally can not explain why we, as a species, do this but I guess it's a need we all have that stretches far back into time. I do understand and appreciate the need to mark time in other ways such as what hour, day, or season it is. These time points have a direct bearing on how we interact with each other and our surroundings on a daily basis.
An Autumn walk through Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY
I personally like to mark the passage of the seasons. It helps me to appreciate the beauty of all that surrounds us. It also helps to remind us that life is finite. Take in all that is around you for you will only pass this way once and that even during the cyclical changes that occur year in and year out you will never experience the exact same day twice. A few days ago was the one year anniversary of this blog. I didn't celebrate it with a lot of hoopla or noise, I simply made a note of it. Though I had different intentions when I set out on this trail (the blogging trail), I have come to enjoy your company(all of you) and am thankful for the chance to keep doing so.
Awosting Falls, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY