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October 05, 2005

death is life

i know fall is supposed to be about the dying of things: the year, the trees and plants, but to me, it is about things springing to life. like me, for instance. october is often the busiest, and happiest, month of my year.

the air feels wonderful, and the thin, harsh scents of summer are replaced by full, rich ones. the clothes become more interesting. boots are possible.

the cat is frisky. he likes this kind of air.

the playlist at the station is bursting with new music.

the butterscotch sauce on top of the chocolate sundae that is october is, of course, halloween, a vibrant holiday that celebrates death and darkness.

maybe i'm wired wrong but this time of year is all about life to me.

Posted by lisa at October 05, 2005 12:28 AM


Nah, you're not wired wrong, or if you are, so am I. I love October too. It doesn't really ever get cold enough for me to anticipate wearing boots and coats here, but it's still a season of shorter days and longer nights, squash and cider in the farmer's market, and that staticky crackle in the air. I got a celebratory haircut yesterday, it's Autumn!

Posted by: Penny on October 5, 2005 01:20 PM

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