Wednesday, November 30

on this, your last day

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Dear November,

(If it's not too bold, may I say, sweet November?)

On this, your last day with us I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Honestly, wow. Not to put you in a box or anything, or to suggest you are a one-trick pony of leaves dropping and skies curdling gray-- but seriously, who knew?

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Who knew you had such temperatures inside you? Days upon days upon days-- right up until today of warm, easy mornings and soft afternoons. I write to you in jeans and a t-shirt which along with a pair of sneakers and a cotton cardigan is all that I wore this morning on our little walk together.

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I will admit, I've known you a long time and had no idea under that raw, brute shell of gray lay a heart of gold.

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So thank you. It made a world of difference and I soaked in every last drop-- even the roses are still blooming-- huzzah.

I'd also like to take this moment to thank the WPA.

November, I know this isn't really specific to you, but if you don't mind sharing the dias for a minute-- because this lovely park where the dogs and I walk--- this lovely, lovely park that has gentle trails and sits above the river and is hugged tight by a half-moon of moss-covered stone walls that the people of WPA built. Well, I just want to give them some props-- making something of beauty during a time of terrible stress and deprivation-- a place of beauty that survives to this day-- generations later. I love that kind of visioning.

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Okay, back to you Miss Eleventh Month.

Don't think I don't know you are a bad ass. Sure, lots of people might assume you're like the dirge coming around the corner on a breeze kicking up a swirl of dead leaves, but I know better. I know you secretly let your freak flag fly.

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But mostly, thanks for sending us out in a shower of yellow and gold-- that was so super kind.

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Peace out, November-- see you next year.

Bisous, E

11 comments:

  1. ahhh.
    perfect love note
    to a most beautiful month.

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  2. thank you E, as always you help me to see the beauty that surround me too! Off to get big Mozi and my camera.... :)

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  3. so gentle & wonderful. perhaps december will read this & become jealous - hoping to outdo her sister, will grace us in kind. it could happen.
    LindaE

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  4. Hear, hear! November was a warm golden jewel. She does have a lovely heart of gold.

    Oooh December! What may she bring?


    Bridgemor

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  5. Aaah, yes, and the very day my son was born. Such a sweet beginning and ending all at once. Mother of a teen today. Hard to believe...

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  6. Elizabeth,
    I love your writer's voice...

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  7. We have had an awesome November as well, so I will sign my name to the the love note too. Right now, though, it is 12:58, so it is actually December first. As I look out my window...what do I see? Snowflakes. The snow from a couple of weeks ago was gone by Thanksgiving, but here we go again...xoxo

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e