Cyndi Palmer: It’s time for a change |

Cyndi Palmer: It’s time for a change

As golden rouges paint across aspen canvasses throughout the county, all the buzz is about the final days of the annual changing of the colors (and looming winter). A sunny side of the pine loss in the area could be that it has enhanced the glorious view of our aspens in autumn. (It’s a good way to look at it anyway).

Weaving through old stands of the tree (there’s great spots north of Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park and all over Grand County) also makes me think of one of my favorite old shows “Tales From the Darkside” whose opening shot always panned through an erie aspen forest in a night-vision sort of style.

“Man lives in sunlit world of what he believes to be … reality,” the narrator would say. “But, there is unseen by most, an underworld ” a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit ” The Darkside.”

We’re all turning over new leaves so to speak, getting ready for a new season, switching out your wardrobe offerings and shoe selections at the door, and stocking soups in the pantry. We’ve all heard it ” change is good ” and we’ve all probably resisted it on some level.

Take the name change on the byline, official Oct. 16, 2008 (new e-mail should be up by the end of this month, but forwarding from the old account will continue). It’ll take a while getting used to it again, but I’m proud of the Irish heritage and interesting link to the McCoys of the McCoys and Hatfields lore (though somewhat strange).

You can tell a lot about a person by their name, and the fact of the matter is times change, people change. New chapters keep the stories of our lives interesting ” the past days’ pages float down like tree leaves to the ground ” nurturing the soil for future growth.

Life necessitates a little feng shui now and again if you will, ” a moving of the things around us to promote health and happiness, increasing the energy flows within the space and opening up opportunity for betterment in those areas. Granted, I see a lot of raking in my future, as the forest floor is tucked in for winter’s snow cover and the county prepares for a harvest of fall activity.

As establishments prepare for the most ghoulish of gaiety for Halloween this is the time to think about what we’re going to wear. If anyone’s got a tutu and big bushy mustache to borrow, I’m trying to help my sister be Cheech Marin’s character performing “Earache My Eye.” Our other idea for a good laugh was going as the Oscar Meyer Wiener.

Food for thought: “They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol.

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