Friday, September 18, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like pumpkins, everywhere you go

So aside from the normality of Hobby Lobby constantly having some sort of fall item, you know that fall is right around the corner when you see the obnoxious bins of pumpkins parked directly in front of the lovey automatic doors at Kroger (and you know winter is around the corner when you walk past those bins and step on rotten pumpkin guts while reading a sign that says free pumpkins.) Besides the aftermath of these pumpkins, I love fall. I love everything about it; the trees, the colors, the smell, the weather, the movies, the food and the clothes! I've always told myself that I am a piece of fall due to my birthday being in October. Coincidentally, my favorite holiday is Halloween. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and all, it's just fall is so exciting because it's basically the start to all of the good holidays. People might argue with this and say obviously New Years is the start to the best holidays, but I think of holidays in very simple terms; there is Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve(which consists of a day in fasting so your stomach can bloat up really big on actual Thanksgiving), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Christmas Cool Down, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and the Super Bowl. Since these are pretty close to each other and all chronological, it just makes since that fall is the opening to the most amazing time of the year. While I understand that all of the other holidays are very important, they just are not top priority on my list and I prefer to give the holidays mentioned above all of my love and devoted attention.

Hocus Pocus on TV while pumpkin candles are burning with caramel being made on the stove. Everything outside looks picture perfect; the oranges and reds, deep mahogany and amber. The crackle of the fire on the first crisp night of fall. The unforgettable sky with the full moon and the wolf howling in the woods.

Does anything else need to be said? Fall is magical and these are the reasons that I love it.

When you notice the leaves changing and falling on the ground, take a walk and listen to the crunch as you step on them. Breath in the fall air that's only here for a short while until we get to move on to the next beloved holiday.

It's beginning to look a lot like pumpkins
Everywhere you go
Take a sip of that tea again, cinnamon once again
With candy corn and pumpkins all to grow

It's beginning to look a lot like pumpkins
Leaves all on the ground
But the silliest sight to see is the treaters that will be
On your own front door

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