Archive for October, 2009

October returns

Posted in Halloween with tags , on October 1, 2009 by morbiusjkromwell

Hello once again October. I heard you slip in last night. I am always amazed at how quiet you are when you enter, like whispers in the dark. So different then when you leave. It brings a smile to my face.
What? Those people? Yes, I know. I don’t normally greet you in an open forum like this but you know most of these people. Most are friends. Just trying something new this year. Once again, I am amazed at how little time seems to pass since our meetings. Each time seems a little faster. I always wonder why that is.
So much has happened since last we met, some of it good, more of it not so good. You might have noticed my mother is not here to greet you this year. She has joined the countless numbers who have gone beyond your reach. Just another reminder to cherish the times you and I get together. There is never a promise that this won’t be the last for me, one reason I try to maximize my enjoyment each and every year. It is comforting to think that, once my time with you is gone, my joy will echo well beyond my years. Even if it isn’t so, it sure sounds nice.
Enough of that. Let’s look ahead at what our time will bring this year. Like so many years, it isn’t just about what we will do, but also about all the things that I will have to pass on because of time. So many choices!
Plenty of haunts this year, more than any year I remember. My yard haunt should be even better this year to give you a good send off. I know, I normally have some of it done by now but I have returned to school this year. Hey, don’t laugh. I know I am now closer to 50 than 40 but I still have dreams and ambition. I still want to become more than I am now. So many years, I felt as if I had become less than the year before. Remember my new job from last year, it is still going strong. Best job I have ever had. Just one of the things I am thankful for.
My wife? Yes, she is fine. So many times you and I have met were filled with true darkness. Being with her is like having October all year long…and more. I never thought I would know happiness. I am glad to be proven wrong.
Wow, look at the time. I need to start work. We will have a whole month to share and reflect. I need to get busy right now. I just wanted to take a moment to welcome you back. I think it is going to be a great year.