2007-10-31 11:44 PM

All Hallows Eve

Fall is fully upon us here in the Midwest. There are more leaves on the ground than on the trees. The air is crisp. The last day of October is upon us. By themselves the events have no real meaning, yet each can bring about so many different responses from people.

Fallen leaves have a sound and a scent all their own. There was a time when I despised leaves and cleaning them out of the yard. Now I am content to scuff through them and let the wind take care of them.

Crisp air brings earlier mornings to defrost the car. Out come the hats, gloves, scarves, and thick socks. Heavier coats make their way back into circulation. The sky is preternaturally clear, especially at night. Some interpret the chill as a harbinger of winter and think ill of it. (I enjoy clear fall nights.)

October 31st holds memories of candy and costumes, pumpkins and parties. Some think of November 1st as discount candy and pumpkin day. My family currently lives far enough out that we have no trick-or-treaters nor any ambition to take our daughter prancing for candy (I’ll buy some tomorrow).

People have different interpretations of events.
Is tomorrow a day of prayer for the martyrs or discount day?
Is Fall an enjoyable time or a foreshadowing of a bitter winter?
Is the weather responsible for how we feel or is it our interpretation?

How do you choose to live each day?

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