― Anne Sexton
Welcome to October. The month of tricks, treats, magic, monsters both real and imagined. This is my favorite month. My excitement wants me to proclaim that I will write here every day this month, but that would be a Samhain miracle. That doesn't mean I won't try.
It's a moody month in the very best way.
It's gossamer mornings, dewy-wimpled eves,
Dewy and fragrant, fragrant and secure,
The long slow sound of farmyard-wending wains,
When homely Love sups quiet 'mid his sheaves,
Sups 'mids his sheaves, his sickle at his side,
And all is peace, peace and plus fruitfulness.
Alfred Austin (1835-1913)
There's much to look forward to. Tricks, treats, stews simmering in cauldrons, ghost stories, Grimms Fairy tales, writing by candle light, scary movies, mermaids talking to cats, scarecrows befriending crows, and dogs talking their masters ears off. I will say it a million times, magic.
I'm going to celebrate this month with gifts of cards and perhaps a surprise or two.
If you'd like the above card by artist Jeannie Lynn Paske just leave a comment.
Tomorrow October 2, at 8 am pacific time I will use the random number generator to pick a winner with the random number generator. That's if there is more than one comment. Bwahahahaha
“October had tremendous possibility. The summer's oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.”
― Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed