A Letter to October

Friday, October 1st, 2010 7
Posted in: Nature, SOOC, Swirling

Hello, October. When did you get here? How did you arrive so quickly? I’m happy you’re here with your crispness and cool air. I’m thrilled I can wear sweaters and jackets now, be comfortable after showering. But your arrival is…tainted.

You being here reminds me of all I need to get done, of looming deadlines, of words to be written (and not for fun). Your coming so fast has surprised me, taken me off guard, rattled my cage. I wasn’t quite ready for you, but you descended anyway. Without my consent.

I needed to prepare for your arrival, but now you’re…here. I feel somewhat trapped and enveloped by you. I know I can’t make you leave. Yet, I love you. You are the first real month of my favorite season. And that season is so fleeting that I often beg for it it stay. But, I really wasn’t ready.

Well, let me get my sweater. Perhaps we can have some hot chocolate and talk it over.

7 Responses

  1. Sarah Jean says:

    I can really relate to your ambivalence toward October — love the change of seasons, but hate that it means that time is moving so quickly. Beautiful leaf picture. I need to take some for picture fall. Also, I got that Polaroid camera from my lab and guess what? lt still has film in it! – YAY!

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m a summertime girl so I always greet this time of year with a shrinking horror. Not for what it is in itself (because autumn is, actually, gorgeous) but because of what it signals: leaves falling from trees, temperatures dropping, dreaded snowfall. I like the idea of talking it over with a hot chocolate, maybe seeing if October can stick around and at least not let it be November anytime soon?

  3. Emily says:

    On the east coast, Autumn is the one season where the change is so pronounced. Different colors, different temperatures, different routine. I think that’s why it delights and depresses me at the same time. I think they call that bittersweet. 🙂 Like a crisp apple, right?

  4. Amy says:

    Enjoy what you can, my friend, and hang in there with the many demands. xoxoxo

  5. Love Autumn too. What a stunning photo of that red leaf. Hot chocolate sounds goooood

  6. Melissa says:

    Time does have a way of slipping away and before you know it autumn is here. I hope the hot chocolate and sweater can ease the looming deadlines…at least for a little while.

  7. love these images, the last one with the leaf …beauty!


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