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            Today I dumped the dead plants from my flowerpots into the empty lot across the street, even though one marigold bloom still shone gold among the dry gray stalks. The flowers have looked dismal for a couple of weeks now, but I abandoned them with reluctance  – perhaps honoring that one stubborn marigold or perhaps clinging too hard to the last shred of summer.

            Crested Butte constantly teaches us the lessons of accepting and letting go. Nature gives us huge gifts – wildflowers and shimmering gold leaves and sparkling snowfalls – and takes them away with equal nonchalance. We learn to let go – or live with the recurring heartache of watching one spectacular season give way to the next.

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