So glad

No matter our moods or circumstances, October brings treasures to warm the heart. Decorations in our neighborhood, October 2012

No matter our moods or circumstances, October brings treasures to warm the heart.
Our Alexandria neighborhood, October 2012

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”L. M. Montgomery

As I write this, I’m feeling sad and very tired.  I’ve not been sleeping well lately, and it feels as if everything in my life is currently a source of some sort of worry.  This evening, despite having many other things I needed to do, I went out for a walk for the first time in days.

The air was deliciously cool with that first taste of autumn.  I didn’t experience the euphoric joy that often hits me at this season, but I did feel a sense of healing.  Just being outside for a short time gave me a chance to step away, however briefly, from the many cares that have been weighing me down in recent weeks.

I’m still sad, tired and disappointed about a lot of things.  But I still believe that happier times lie ahead, and October brings me a bit of enchantment to remind me that “this too shall pass.”

I hope you are enjoying lovely weather, whether it’s spring or fall in your neighborhood.  I wish you the dazzling delights of flaming foliage and pumpkins and cider and all the excitement of the season.  And if you, like me, are feeling a bit low right now, I hope October will fall gently over your sadness, giving you the comfort of peace, and joys that go deeper than sorrow.

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. mike

    I guess October is a way of telling us who is really in charge of things.
    Walking is good. “Solvitur andandum.”
    Recently i had a Skype visit with a high school friend i have not seen in about 50 years. It was weird. He lives in a planned community in Maryland- Columbia i believe- have you heard of it?

    • I haven’t heard of that one, but I myself live in a planned community on the Potomac River. When I moved here just over four years ago, there were fewer than 400 homes. Now there are nearly 3000 and counting. But the train station still hasn’t opened. When it does open, it will be just a half mile from my home. In fact, that’s the walk I take daily — down to the river and back. Some people don’t like planned communities, but I think there are more advantages than disadvantages, especially for an older person.

  2. I love that quote! Love to you and Matt!🌻🌾🌻

    • Thank you Cherie! Sending that love and light right back. ❤

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