Today the seasons of the year 2019 change.
Today Summer ends and Autumn begins.
Autumn 2019 : The fall equinox is today Monday September the 23rd.

The 2019 equinox will begin at 3:50 a.m Eastern Standard Time. At that precise moment, the sun will be directly in line with the equator.

The seasons of the year.
The seasons of life itself.
Autumn gets more and more poignant for me each year. At age 83, although I certainly don’t know which it is, I feel that I probably am now into the late Autumn of my life or even the early Winter.
Spring ended for me decades ago. Summer too certainly has ended for me.
Or has it?
But if it has ended, when did my Summer end and when did the Autumn of my life begin? I can’t say with any certainty. The issue is this : I would think that the very peak of one’s life would define the very height of Summer.
IF that be the case, I am right smack dab in the middle of my Summer. This amazing past year has got to be one of the greatest highlights of my life to date. My entire life experience has prepared me for what I am now doing. 
Could it be that my life will be 25% Spring and 70% Summer? How many people lay down to go to sleep and their life ends peacefully.
Where was their Autumn and Winter? 
Attitude. So much of life is our Attitude.
ATTITUDE .. by .. Charles Swindoll

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Today’s Rhetorical Question :
IF I feel that I am into my late Summer or early Autumn of my life, who’s to say I’m not?
Then again, Autumn has always been a favorite season for me. So IF that is the height of life, then I am tickled to be in Autumn.
Music. What would we do without music?
The Theme song from the movie ‘The Summer of 42’ is haunting. Words from the song are the title of this Post. 
Nana Mouskouri sings..
When you press the below link, it will take you to the song ‘Summer Knows’. You can return here to this Post by pressing the return (left) arrow on your computer and read the words as the song is sung..

The summer smiles, the summer knows
And unashamed, she sheds her clothes
The summer smooths the restless sky
And lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie

The summer knows, the summer’s wise
She sees the doubts within your eyes
And so she takes her summer time
Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger
Twists the world ’round her summer finger
Lets you see the wonder of her arm?

And if you’ve learned your lesson well
There’s little more for her to tell
One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall

And if you’ve learned your lesson well
There’s little more for her to tell
One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall

It’s time to dress for fall

Below is a long and beautiful piano instrumental version..

Again, after you go to the below link,  you can return here to this Post by pressing the return (left) arrow on your computer.

Thank You Each And Everyone Who Honors Me By Allowing Me To Share My Life And Thoughts With You.

Humbly I sign off..



  1. Patricia Boone

    Very thoughtful musing. Beautiful song. We never know . . could go to sleep and that is it. Our adventure of experiencing three seasons in Siberia, the visit to South Korea on the front end, and the touch base with Hong Kong for me before my return to the states are some of the most remarkable several months of my life as well. It is a major blessing to be sharing this life, these seasons with you. We need to treasure every minute, every day, every season.
    Thank you for the journey, the memories. Love, Patti

    1. cap chastain

      Thank YOU so much for walking so many roads of this journey with me My Dear One. I wouldn’t trade this past year for any one of my other years and I’ve had many phenomenal years to put it mildly. Much Love .. Cap

  2. Tom

    Good post/good song. Just imo – I am a “glass 1/2 full ” type by nature. Gratitude List daily. Would I like to have the physical ability I had 20-30-40 years ago ? Sure, but the “things we cannot change” would include our Date of Birth – good musing though – this is motivating me up off the sofa & out to walk a few miles in the Mohave! God Bless both of you Cap & Patti !! Vaya con Dios ! Hi to all the “friends” of Bill in AK & Mongolia

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      THANK YOU SO MUCH for your comment Tom. So happy you enjoyed this Post. I hope your walk in the Mohave was a good one. Thanks for sending along some good-vibes. Cap

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