Good Saturday, it’s Halloween (1), the last day of October and the very last day of Daylight Savings Time (2), morning! Welcome. I am Girlie (3) and this is my blog, GirlieOnTheEdge.
Like many of you (right?), I’m distressed today is the last day of the savings time. (I need the saving!). But as is the nature of this living thing, there is an end time to events, relationships, seasons. Except! my most favorite season (4) has barely made itself known. Sure, the leaves have experienced their color burstation. Sure, they insist on falling to the ground. Alas, they’ve dis-associated from their tree mothers and eagerly wait to be blown god know’s where. *sigh*
Beginning long ago, in the early days of the “before time”, there came to be 1 day (2 if special dispensation was received) when I knew it was fall. When I felt fall. Not a rational, explainable in words thing. I dubbed that day “The Epitome of Fall” (5). It was a joyous day as I reveled in the knowing, the feeling, the presence of Autumn. I can’t say that I’ve experienced that day yet. I’m trying not be stressed about missing it 🙂
I awakened from a bizarre dream this morning, cold and cramped. (funny, I was cold in my dream too!). I don’t know why, but my landlord turned off the heat last night. It was 36 degrees outside when I woke up. Given the first reaction perspective, that’s worth bitching about. And then I thought, hmph…at least I have a place to sleep, a room within which to write these words, a place of beginning (6).
Regardless of where we are in life, we have the choice, the opportunity (given we wake up that day) to be present in that day. For there is magic (7) to be had. In that place. Now the persnickety part is being able to access it. Yes. I’m serious. Who will tell me that the routine of each day does not have the ability to dampen one’s imagination? obscure lines that are not hard fast by nature? deter our natural inclination to simply enjoy life?
Routine is life’s number one killer! Routine. LOL I hadn’t planned on writing about the evils of routine today. In fact, there are times I’m grateful for routine. The days, for whatever reason, I need to function on autopilot. Then, routine comes in pretty darned handy!
I’m still a tad chilly. Still have my hood up but I have 2 windows that face approximate East. You got it – the sun is beginning to shine (8). The sky is blue, it’s color turned up to maximum autumnal hue (9). I’d say it’s time to get up, get out and see what there is to see. Time to see…. that which I cannot see (10).
Know, feel, participate, give. We have today. It’s the only day.