It’s time to change the colors
up, the leaves are falling, the
brown branches glint with rain
drops, and the even the clouds
look greyer. It’s the start of
another season, the chill, crisp
the white that is to come.
Today I am so over orange
I am tired of pumpkins, and
gourds, and Halloween.
It’s done, it’s over
and now we can move on.
I’m looking forward to calm crisp whites, and natural brown branches with touches of silver in my life now.
I am so over orange, for today at least. The neighbours dog stole my special
warty gourd from the front door, I suppose she thought it was a ball, “I was saving that, for next
years seeds” I yelled at her as we backed out of our driveway.
There is a reason I don’t like Halloween, it was a few years ago that thieves broke into our neighbours condo just as we went to bed. Slipped opened the window and went in. Our neighbour fled out his hallway door as they came in, we stood in the rain and listened to them trash everything inside looking for items that were easy to sell.
It was scary, dark, and wet, and we knew that they had just been on our deck minutes before because we heard them, even though the lights were on in our bedroom.
They did eventually catch up with the fingerprints, but we all know that the revolving door lets them out fast.
So no, Halloween isn’t my favourite, but bad memories fade, and seeing the little faces with such bright eyes is a good replacement for scary nights spent in the rain.
I am so over orange for another year, bring on the fresh white of new snow.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams