like that, it will be November next week. This year has seemed
to have gone very quickly. It was only four short weeks ago
that I was still sitting on the beach in my bathing suit.
And now we will be thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday.
for me will probably involve traveling to Cleveland to be
with my mother and my sisters. Of course Herman will be coming
along for driving services, among other things, so it should
be a fun time had by all. It's really weird to me how quickly
time seems to be ticking by. Maybe it has something to do
with my getting older. But I really do not think that's it.
I distinctly remember as a kid thinking that the summers always
flew by, where the winter seemed to really drag on slowly.
Spring was always fine, because you always knew what was ahead.
summer was always the best and to a certain extent I really
always look forward to autumn and all of the beauty associated
with the changing of the leaves. There was something my dad
always said when he was still alive, "nature never clashes."
He has been gone since 1987 and I think of that sentiment
will trudge through the upcoming season and my next goal will
be going down to Florida to see Mom. That and obviously getting
through every day. I’ve said it before and I’ll
say it again, I really do find enjoyment out of each season.
For instance, this last month I got to witness the leaves
changing big time out over the lake. It has been especially
spectacular. I’m not a big one to go "leaf peeping,"
but when it’s right in front of my house it’s
difficult not to notice.
when the builders were putting in our massive amount of front
windows. They were particularly circumspect and careful that
they should fit in tight and even. I’ve got to tell
you, that during a big windstorm last winter I found myself
thanking them silently as I watched the windows hold tight
against the wind. There was one day when I found myself wheeling
to the back of the house, "just in case."
came in later after work and saw me hiding on the back porch.
I told him I wanted to stay as far away from the wind as possible.
I did feel a little ridiculous when he pointed out that the
entire back porch is glass. I didn’t really care though.
I was still in the back of the house away from the windy onslaught.
forward with me to November and the winter that’s to
come. Maybe it won’t be as long this year (yeah, right)!
And since we don’t have any other choice, let’s
appreciate all four seasons that we get to be a part of here
in the northeast. Wind and all.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"