Last Official Day of Summer and Mabon Reflections

The following will be posted several places, if this is a repeat for you please accept my apology.

Today is the last official day of Summer, tomorrow is the first official day of Fall, and I don’t know about yawl but I for one am happy to see the wheel turn and the seasons changing once again.

Spring and Summer were somewhat rough for me and the Fall and Winter months will, though I’ll be moving give me a chance to relax and renew.

There was a time when I felt the Fall and Winter months were a sad dark time but now that I’m walking along my current spiritual path, I’ve learned this is not the case at all.

We must have the Fall and Winter months. Things must pass away so that new may be born. It is the natural order of things and now that I’ve become aware of my natural inner workings, I’ve begun to embrace these seasons with great relief and joy.

I believe the reason I viewed these times as sad dark times was because I believed I was supposed to embrace all the commercial holiday activity that came along with them. All the crowded calendar events, big gatherings, etc. only served to make me unhappy and I never understood why. I always believed something was wrong with me. “I must be different.” Was always running through my head. “There must be something wrong with me that causes me to not wish for all this excitement.”

Now I know that I’m a partial introvert and that though I enjoy the company of others, I truly don’t enjoy large gatherings, filled with loud talking, people going here and there, and all the drama which can rise its ugly head while all this is going on.

I find I enjoy a quiet day at home. Find I don’t mind so much spending a day relaxing with a good meal, bottle of fine wine, and book with my big dog resting quietly at my feet hoping for a sliver of meat to fall his way.

Sure, I’d like to be able to visit with my grands, or spend a couple of hours with the family, but not in the way I once did.

I don’t like going somewhere under someone else’s power. Don’t like not being able to leave when I wish. Don’t like how when dinner is over, and everyone scatters this way and that I find myself sitting alone. Don’t like that because I believe a bit differently people feel they must apologize for having prayer before we eat. Just who the heck said I didn’t believe in that anyhow?

All that nonsense only serves to make me anxious and unhappy and because it’s that way I’d just rather stay at home.

Why can people not drop by my house to say hi, share a glass of wine and have a bit of conversation on their way to or from some other place? I haven’t a clue, but I no longer feel guilty for feeling as I feel.

In short, I’m glad to see the shorter days, the quieter reflective time and feeling nature begin to slumber is to me a comfort I spent years trying to suppress for the sake of making everyone else happy.

I look forward to time to write. Time to finish projects put off for far too long, time to assist my totally talented Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) family member clients with promoting their books, blogs, and businesses for the holiday season, and I look forward to readying myself for Spring and going into Guide Dog school again to train for and receive my successor dog.

I invite and encourage you to explore the Fall and Upcoming Winter with a sense of what it truly has to offer you and if you enjoy the quieter side of life don’t feel ashamed for doing so. Tell those who would label you different or abnormal to go on and be themselves and you’ll worry about being you.

Enjoy these times and do write to me to let me know what wonderous things you discover along your way.

For now, this is Patty who has no idea where all this came from here on this quiet Sunday morning, and King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Retired Seeing Eye Dog who wishes his human mother would realize that the sun will be rising soon, that he is hungry, and needs to pee saying…

May true harmony find you, Happy Mabon, and Blessid Be.

If you’d like to drop me a line, and find commenting here is hard, please feel free to email: I’m always happy to hear from you.




About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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6 Responses to Last Official Day of Summer and Mabon Reflections

  1. I also love to see the change of seasons and I love to welcome each in their turn.
    Great reflection on this Patty.


    • Patty says:

      Hi Lynda.

      Thanks so much for reading and for commenting.

      I thought of you this morning. Your book, Walking By Inner Vision found me enjoying all the seasons you wrote of in there right along with you.

      Today I cannot seem to get a thing done. I’m drawn to the outside, and on one of mine and Campbell’s walks we found a cat, and I’ve been out back playing with her feeding her and knowing I should not.


      She came right up to me, let me hold her, let me see what sex she is and she told me her name.

      Oh, I promise, I swear, I am for sure taking her to my vet and rehoming her. I mean it. I do. Really I do.



      Dang! She has already shown Campbell who is boss and he loves cats so much. I know I should have someone take her right this second but well, I’ve seen her in my dreams and now here she is.


  2. pujakins says:

    A lovely piece well written and nicely said. I too welcome the dear and kindly dark and find the winter hours to be good for renewal and restoration. Well done, and thanks. Love and blessings, Tasha


    • Patty says:

      Hi Tasha.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting to let me know you enjoyed this piece. I do appreciate that so much.

      Yesterday was a lovely day and today is so far shaping up to be another.

      Two cats have adopted Campbell and me and are now living on our back deck.

      I’ve set out food and water for them, have made them a bed, and one of them seriously enjoys snuggling.

      They will go to the vet soon to be fixed, and then we will decide what to do with them. I think the snuggler may remain. Campbell has taken a shine to it.


  3. Pranav Lal says:

    I love pristine winter mornings so bring on the winter! My technology does not heat up as much which always helps.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Pranav.
      Thanks so much for reading and for commenting.
      I love the crispness of winter and as long as the ground is not too slick for walking love to go for walks.
      I hate sweating so walking in the extreme heat of Summer is always such a pain so I always look forward to the cooler weather.


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