Chill Out It's Not Christmas Yet
I think I've mentioned before that fall is my favorite holiday. It saddens me when I see Christmas trees popping here and there. They look so inorganic amidst the beautiful fall trees that soaked up all the best from the color pallet. Like my friend said today: "I am here still thinking who I want to be on Halloween and I am already pushed to buy Christmas presents". Point is: relax, people, it's still fall! Enjoy the moment and don't try to live a month ahead.
There still will be plenty of jolly days ahead when you will be forced to drink hot cocoa and bury your noses in giant scarves while breaking through snow and wind. Christmas carols will spread like a tsunami taking over sound systems of every establishment. The bells will jingle and the Rudolph will recharge the batteries for his nose. But for now, look around, stop for a moment and smell the change in the nature. Because nothing smells better than November.
Of course, I am biased and I will defend my fall as much as I can. It's just I am used to meteorological calendar with autumn starting September 1st and ending November 30th, but in the US people are in the summer mode through most of September and start putting out Christmas decorations right after Halloween. So what does it leave the fall with? A month and a half to wrap up strangers in its ambiance? That's a tad unfair, don't you think?
I'm still here burning pumpkin Yankee candles, walking through piles of rustling leaves and fighting the daylight savings aftermath. I still have a little silver pumpkin on my desk, orange and purple lights over my bed and a harvest style wreath on my door. I carry an orange umbrella and pick my nail color based on its name such as "big apple red" or "pumpkin patch". I'm baking apple pies from time to time just so my apartment fills with that sweet smell of burnt sugar and cinnamon. I am not in any rush to hide my rain boots and ponchos. Even my cat is orange and white! How can I let go of the fall so fast?'
Today is November 17th. We still have almost two weeks ahead of us to soak up this beautiful season. Don't run ahead of the train. Christmas will be here faster than you think.