We glean from our ritual that each individual is represented by a certain point bordered by two perpendicular parallel lines denoting the holy Saints John. Let us never forget we are monitored from above by the All-seeing Eye, with our attention directed to the Volume of Sacred Law – that Volume being whichever Scripture we as individual Masons determine to be the rule and guide of personal conduct.
Metaphysically, the equinox concept could be regarded as a transition point; furthermore, it could be the idea of position displacement: the relocation from one place to another, from one idea to another, from one state to another. It could be the movement from the shallow to the profound perception of what the naked eye fails to observe or see. In fine, the fall season represents a change of state of being.
Though sometimes somber, autumn can give us more occasion for introspection than the other seasons. I would like to close this collection of thoughts on autumn with a quote from Lin Yutang’s wise book The Importance of Living, with its praise for autumn above all seasons, for autumn “knows the limitations of life and is content. From a knowledge of those limitations and its richness of experience emerges a symphony of colors . . . ”