|photo by GT|
What happened? What destroyed the daydream of leisurely chats on the porch, leaf-crunching walks, the first brush of a light sweater on your cheek?
It was walking into the retail store.
We are bombarded by Halloween decorations and in many places, tinsel and red and green are peeking out from crowded corners, waiting to fill every aisle months before December. Yes, some Halloween stuff started appearing in August, but many of us were able to whiz by it, searching for the exact notebook that matched the school supply list. Now, the last quarter of the year is here, filled with plastic, glitter, color and yes, crap.
It's cluttering our store aisles and our minds.
My solution? Go outside. In many parts of the US, October is a precious month. The last one with patches of sunny warm spots lingering before the cold sets in and the trees go bare.
Bake some apples, jump in the raked leaves, build a rock pyramid and call it art, dance until your cheeks turn rosy. Be free for a little while longer.