October Personified



Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea newspaper



October celebrates the season of plenty. Wakes to the first frost. Takes a brisk beach walk. Feels autumn in the sea air. Makes jam. Organizes closets. Throws the final barbeque. Collects gold and red leaves. Goes on a hayride. Buys the biggest pumpkin! Sings at the Barbershop Quartet Weekend. Knits a blanket. Witnesses the intermingling of sun and shade, light and dark. Buys Halloween decorations. Enters a decorating contest. Watches as stars light up the sky. Gathers families together. Gets warm by the fireplace. Tells ghost stories. Waits for a full moon. Travels back to the Fabulous 50’s. Always finds the way back home…

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