Here in Minnesota we just had another beautiful fall season share its magnificence. It lasted about four days. If you’re not from the northland it might be hard to comprehend how the weather can be pleasantly in the upper 60’s and low 70’s for a week (always with one day that tops out in the 80’s) while the trees work their magic to transform everything around you into an incredible and brilliant blaze of color. It’s seriously beautiful. Then very suddenly the temperatures drop to almost the point of freezing, colors fade to muted shades of brown and rust, and one night you realize you are buried under five inches of snow. Is it fall? Is it winter? For most people it’s still too early to break out the holiday decorations and for everyone it means figuring out how to fit that adorable short sleeved Halloween costume that turns your child into their favorite character over top of a snowsuit. This year fall came and went super fast and now winter is here to stay. It’s no wonder that the changing of our seasons has so many times metaphorically been linked with the changes in general life.