Hello October, you big beautiful beast of a month!
Here you are at last, and again.
It’s been too long.
Too many days not October, too many days of rain or snow or sun.
Too many days in waiting: the anticipation, the despair. No more.
Some October Facts:
– October is gourd month. Did you know that? Don’t you know that? There are gourds galore everywhere, right now, and here you are just sitting there.
– Thanksgiving is in October, in Canada. But always a week earlier than seemingly expected. How does that happen? October magic.
– Halloween, the 31st, culminates October. No other holidays do that. December 31st, after all, is a more an ending of one day and a year (one particular episode among so many others) only to begin another. October’s end is October’s and October’s alone.
October does not drag.
October does not blink.
October is a harbinger.
For whom? Of what?
That is for October to know and decide.
Just remember that I told you so.