A Visceral Acknowledgement by Jessica Wimett is another one of the stories entered in this round of the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) writing contest. If you haven’t yet, you should go vote in the contest! Voting ends tomorrow!
Wimett discusses the changing of the seasons in a very poignant way. She goes on a hike on the Split Rock Wild Forest Trail with her daughter and observes how the life of summer is fading as winter arrives.
I love the imagery that Wimett invokes with her metaphors! Just as her title implies, I gain a very visceral feeling from her words.
“Amidst the raucous green energy of summer it is remarkably easy to forget this pale season of moonlight and waiting. Autumn is the intermediary between these seasonal poles, seducing us into transition like a bright gypsy who swirls her skirts across the mountains changing everything in her path to gold and fire. We are left humbled if not melancholy. This Autumnal dervish creates within me a craving to tune into the forest to attain a visceral acknowledgement of this change…” Continue reading this story!