Tuesday, November 16, 2010
If No One Lived In Oregon, Would Winter Still Come?
I am dragging my feet, holding out and rejecting the fact that Christmas is only about six weeks away. I love Autumn and so every time I get to get out and take a walk, I soak up the colors, the scents, the feel and all the fall beauty around me. Today though...I smelled Christmas!
I literally almost put a kink in my neck as I turned my head so fast on my walk this afternoon. I was enjoying every bit of it when all of sudden I smelled pine. Not just any pine but that perfect Christmas pine scent that no candle company can mimic. It was real and I saw it, it was huge and green and I smelled it! The joke was on me today and ok...I get it. The weather is getting colder, the leaves are almost done falling, the piles of them are getting bigger and yes...winter is on its way!
I swore I wasn't going to let summer get past me so fast this year. And as usual, swearing didn't help and I still haven't figured out where it went and it's been gone for a bit now. Then when the leaves began changing colors, I again grasped on to the idea that this season would not escape me. I have to say that I have tried to squeeze out every last bit of it and enjoy it as much as possible. So, I can't actually say that I didn't try and enjoy it and that I did for sure but, does winter have to sneak up on me like that? How rude!!
But I digress and agree that there is no stopping it. Let it come...let it rain...let it be colder than a whatever and yes, I will enjoy it too! I promise!
Next week is Thanksgiving and we will be spending it in Portland doing the whole "black Friday" shopping thing and of course I will be sipping my latte' while watching the Pioneer Square Christmas Tree is lit up like any good part-time Portlander does. I will be excited and the scent of the season will fill me like rain. Then, I will have begun to accept what I cannot change...what I cannot force to be different or last longer and what I cannot say I don't enjoy.
So, winter and that gorgeous Christmas pine I strained to see...bring it on!
I love it too...I really do!