You were going to get something really cool today, post-wise, and then life and technology interfered, so you have to wait for two weeks, until it’s my turn to do the Rag again. Sad day.

This Tuesday marked the beginning of my favorite part of the year. The three months between October 1st and January 1st are arguably the best months of the calender. (Not really “arguable”. Seriously, if you don’t think they are the best, I hope you are enjoying your life without a soul*)

Especially here in Florida, where the weather gets chilly enough to really feel like it’s fall and winter, but never enough to bring blizzards and frozen pipes. The lack of blizzard-danger frees up the mind to focus on the joy of the season. Pumpkin flavored everything, costumes, late nights, then, in the not-so-distant future, family and food and giving.

There is something that happens on October 1st. Maybe just for me, but I hope not. It’s like the Universe throws a switch and imbues the world with a little more magic, just for these three months, and on the morning of January first, it’s gone again. It’s a three-month cosmic party to say good-bye to the old year, thank it for what it’s given us (or, maybe, to just celebrate that it’s over. We all have those years), and rejoice in the blank slate of a year that 2014 will bring us.

What is your favorite time of year?

 

*just kidding**

**but really

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2 thoughts on “Fall Rag

  1. Spring and autumn- and each season is marked by the geese. You can tell it’s spring because the ice on the lake melts and the geese arrive ( Canadas and greylags) and it starts to be autumn when the geese gather- 150- 200 of them- ready to migrate. They have practice hops, and then, one morning, they don’t return. Then it’s autumn.

    1. That is beautiful. When I was in college, we had a flock of geese that signaled the changes of the seasons. They were always a welcome sight, waddling around campus with their goslings. Thank you for the memory 🙂

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