I subscribe to The Writer's Almanac podcasts. This Friday, as Garrison Keillor began reading the Robert Frost poem, "Choose Something Like a Star" I was transported back to my freshman year at St. Olaf College. As a member of the all women Manitou Singers, we learned the Randall Thompson setting of the Frost verse. I recall tears coming to my eyes as we all sang, Say something! and it says 'I burn'. All of us, newly departed from our homes, beginning our independent lives, burning with fear and excitement. Today, as dusk falls earlier, the remembrance of that younger fear and anticipation is a poignant reminder. Change of season or changes in life. All can be met with joy rather than dread. We may choose something like a star, to stay our minds on and be staid.