Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I'm just sitting in a little coffee shop - just ate some lunch and have a post started that will sum up November for me. The wind is blowing so hard today. The car shakes with each big gust. The trees bounce and sway. The clouds stream past in a long succesion of animals and cartoon characters. They're in a hurry to get somewhere, but theydon't know where. Like me. Most of the leaves have become separated from their beloved tree and lie scattered in big piles where they are protected from the wind. Some have not yet found that protection and hop and skip through the streets. The colors of summer are long past now, and everything is brown and gray. At least the sun is shining. The sky is blue - and I'm feeling it too. The chill of autumn has seized my heart several times in the past week. It sends shivers down my spine. Right now what I really want to do is wrap up in my coat, but I can't because it smells like dog urine and feces because I helped out at an animal shelter this morning. Live and learn. In another 6 hours I will be home, where I can wrap up in my blankets and feel warm and safe.