Monday, September 13, 2010

It's Not Halloween Yet?

Sometimes it's hard to remember that September is a holiday month.  What with getting the kiddies back to school, the start of football season, and of course we all know Halloween is just around the corner.  But September is a holiday month.  It's the start Fall, the changing of the seasonal guard, and in our excitement for what's to come, we tend to overlook it.  I know I'm not the only one guilty of bypassing September in a blur, almost wishing it away so I can get on with Halloween goodness.

So I challenge you all to take a break from your spooky preparations, just for a bit, and celebrate this season.  Take a walk in the woods, visit an orchard or vineyard, donate some old summer goods before just shoving them back in the closet, or write that thank you note you've been meaning to send.  Remember, it is the equinox, a time for balance and harmony.  Tuck in those good summer memories and learn what you can from the bad ones.  Take some time to prepare for shorter days and longer nights, the quiet time is coming.  Live in the moment and appreciate the splendor and beauty that Fall brings because it will be gone all too quickly.

Okay, you can now resume your Halloween preparations!


Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

I love Autumn and we always make time to celebrate the season. Of course it's easier to do in New England or even North Carolina than it is here. Hard to believe when you're sweating...ha! But I agree, there is something completely magical about taking time to appreciate the beauty of the season!

The Haven said...

I find it's so hard to do in September here. November always seems more like Fall to me. Probably because it's cooler then ;-) Every year I miss being in Michigan for this season. Then I remember the 4 months of snow! Ha ha!