The Fall reminds me that just as the seasons ebb and flow, so do the cycles of my life. Fall is a time for remembering—a time for gratitude for how the year unfolded. Fall is a time for preparation. It is a time to bring closure to the year and prepare for the coming winter. I remember this year fondly. This is the year that I accepted the death of my father and my ability to continue a relationship with him in another realm.