As a coincidence, when I finished this painting, I got a phone call from my 88 years old aunt who lives in the US, after many months of no contact. She was sounding excited that she made a call to talk to me to catch up with my life, '' Dont keep the phone down too soon dear, I want to talk to you today for hours, it is always a pleasure to listen to you, but probably this will be the last conversation I will have with you for this life time! I have lead a full life and it is time for me to go!" (Seems she is in the advanced stage of her terminal illness, her days numbered). She went on with her conversation with so much of zest and enthusiasm, it amazed me! Well, I thought, she probably feels like those bright, colorful leaves looking so cheerful till they fall.
Quoting John Burroughs, " How beautifully leaves grow old.How full of light and color are their last days", it probably holds good for few people like my aunt, but I pray it holds good for all.