The air was crisp and pink this morning as I stepped outside. Sidewalks were littered with tiny gold-yellow leaves; like a frozen runner along the cement.
Through the haze of the sunrise, I could make out the shadowy and darkened outlines of the trees; backlit against the pastel-coral colored sky.
Breathing in it smelled like... fresh pumpkins.
Indeed, with my eyes closed, I could've sworn that the earthy, sweet, dusty and clean aroma was emanating from jack-o-lanterns that lined every doorstep in my imagination.
Then a small gust of wind blew my hair from my face and pricked my cheeks.
Fall will soon be over, and the snows shall return.
I decided to call my mum on this walk because she and Dad had just returned from a trip overseas.
We talked pleasantly about museums, cousins, opera, old friends, food, wine and music.
I was reminded how lucky I am to have such parents and people in my life.
My mum also reminded me to vote: which I've already done (mail-in ballot) but not put in the post.
So: Go for walks, revel in delightful people and VOTE!
Triplentry (Yes, Triple + Entry = Triplentry) Prologues:
It snowed Thursday and Friday last week.
The days were delightfully gray and cold; wet and sloppy and most definitely weather for jackets, hats and scarves.
Thursday morning I attended a memorial service for J's father, who passed away three years ago this Halloween.
I was honored to be included and reminded of how short life truly is... at any moment it could be taken away.
I am of the opinion that this does not mean that one should live in fear of death or heart failure or freak bus accidents; but rather that you should tell the ones you love every chance you get, that they matter immensely.
How do YOU celebrate Halloween, and what does it mean to you?