There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir;
we must rise and follow her; when from every hill of flame,
she calls and calls each vagabond by name.
~William Bliss Carmen
Well, another October is now on the books. Where is the year going? I was wondering if our Autumn would be a bit bland with the strange summer weather we had. I need not have worried. Lady Autumn did not disappoint. Although if you didn’t drop whatever you were doing to see her, there’s a good chance you missed most of the show.
I found this quote and immediately fell in love with it. There is something about the blaze of color in October that stirs the soul. Is that true for you? It may be the warmth of the color or the fact that the colors seem to appear overnight. Whatever it is, it seems to spark an immediacy in me….because in just a few short days the leaves are falling like rain and the riot of color is finished. Maybe my soul knows that, like Autumn color, life is like that as well. Moments appear and disappear….and they don’t wait until we think we have time to appreciate them. We must make time because if we don’t consciously make time to enjoy life, we may find it’s passed us by and left nothing but memories and regrets.
Like so many other months this year, October was a mixed bag of emotional ups and downs. With Entrepreneur’s unchanged scans behind us, we’re headed towards the holidays with a new perspective from last year. We’re trying to take more time to enjoy life and not passing up opportunities to create memories. I’m working on my attitude….I’m sad to say it’s been a bit surly lately. I’m hoping the change in seasons will spark a change in my outlook. My muse has returned, and is waiting rather impatiently for me to acknowledge her. I did take her along when The Investigator and I
dragged coerced bribed took Peanut and Twix outside to try and capture some memories in the Autumn splendor.