Here in my snug little valley in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, we have enjoyed a lovely autumn. Multicolored leaves contrasting with evergreens and bathed in sunshine have blended together into a brilliant display! Today, however, leaves are being buffeted about by a harsh wind, reminding us that winter is not far away. These transitional times always remind me that, as the seasons are incessantly arriving and leaving, so our individual lives are caught up in a rhythmic journey. We have our moments of health and strength and also moments of pain and weakness. To acknowledge and own all that life brings us is to be truly human.