posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 08:08 AM
Nope, not a drug thread. (High School was a loooong time ago.....)
Yep. I'm on a high. My favorite season is upon us. Autumn. When the air is crisp and cool. When Mother Nature paints her tapestry of colors which
cannot be exactly duplicated by man. That 'smell' which only comes in Autumn. When a cornfield which only weeks ago was brandishing it's wears, is
now a haunted place to run in. Ever run in a cornfield the month of October? I have. MANY MANY times. It's so awesome. Playing hide and seek between
the rows of barren, brown stalks. I love watching my son sneak up on me. He doesn't yet realize that the sound of the rustling corn stalks gives you
away. I pretend to be oblivious, and let him catch me.
The leaves which were giving life to the trees via photosynthesis a month ago are now on the ground. Rake them in a pile, and it's a veritable
playground. How many times have I jumped in those piles of leaves? Countless. My Son? Swiftly approaching countless.
A moon in the sky mere weeks ago was romantic. Now it is spooky!
A crow in the sky mere weeks ago was a majestic bird flying. Now it is spooky!
When every sound might be a 'frightening monster' sneaking up on you.
When what weeks ago was a pristine lawn and flower bed is now a 'graveyard' with styrofoam tombstones, and fake spiderwebs.
When the air is so crisp and cool that you can hear the call of a crow for miles. When every Sunday is a day to dedicate to your NFL team.
When a crock pot of stew, or chili simmering for hours taste better than Dom Perignon after coming in from playing outside.
When drawing pumpkins/ghouls/goblins on the driveway for hours with sidewalk chalk is a ritual.
When hay bales, and cornstalks adorn your porch, and pumpkins are a must!
When Apple Cider and Ginger Snaps become a mainstay.
When riding on the back of a tractor filled with hay siddenly becomes an adventure. A month ago it would have been 'Yuck! Bugs and hay.
Eeeeewwwww........' Now it's cool.
A Bonfire with spooky stories.
The Halloween season is wonderful. No stress, no commercialism. Just fun.
I relish these times. I've never felt more alive.