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I feel the nights stretching away
thousands long behind the days
till they reach the darkness where
all of me is ancestor. 

― Annie Finch
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Happy (Slightly Early!) Halloween!

This is THE LONG AWAITED season in our house.  We barely managed to hold out until September this year... as is often the case... before putting up our decorations.  This is the season of mushrooms and monsters and all the things that roam and rove in the night - cats and bats and flickering pumpkins that think everything is hilarious...

So in the Halloween mindset am I right now that as I was driving past the grocery store the other evening, on my way home from work, I saw the sign that said, "Extra lean gourds..." Which seemed reasonably weird because, I mean, yes, pumpkins arre low fat and it is decorative gourd season, but wasn't this taking the whole diet thing a little far? And it wasn't until I was practically past it that my brain said..., "Hey, so... I was just thinking, I think we didn't read that right... I think it said extra lean GROUND beef... not actually anything about gourds..."  Heh.  And so that's about how my week's been going!

It's that time of year when the sun dips close enough to the horizon that it's vitamin D supplementation time.  It's the time of year when the leaves that are changing are all lit up like campfires, or crunchy on the ground as I walk.  The sun is setting noticeably earlier now, sun down by just before 6pm. It seems like just a couple weeks ago, it was going down at 7... which I suppose it was.  

It's raining more often, but maybe not as often as I'd wish still.  Perhaps that is yet to come. I miss the sound of rain upon the roof when it's not raining. I need to spend more time looking for mushrooms. I saw a few this week, but in the well-manicured spaces around work, they may not get that much of a chance to come up.  

I hope everyone has a spookily safe Halloween with all the treats your hearts desire.

With love and curiosity,
--Susan

 

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