Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stepping into November

Stepping from colorful October into chilly November. A month that includes All Saints' Day, Dia de los Muertos, Election Day, and Thanksgiving Day [this year giving thanks the elections are finally over].

Around November 17th, the Leonids meteor shower can sometimes be seen, streaming from the constellation Leo. Some say it looks like it's raining stars...
We lived our little drama,
we kissed in a field of white
and stars fell on Alabama last night.
--Mitchell Parrish & Frank Perkins, 1934
For now, it continues to rain leaves; rich, stained-glass brilliant bits catching the sunlight, fluttering on the wind, carpeting the steps that take us into November.

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