573. October 31, 2011…End of October…cud chewing….and all of that stuff

“Descent” ©2011, Robert Redus

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.” – Hal Borland

The last of anything sort of defines the first of something else… “how profound Robert” …you might be saying…well it’s only because I had oatmeal with flax seed and raisins…would be my guess…and I am feeling a little philosophical…this today…

October is one of my favorite months…it’s like a month with it’s own idea…a rogue month that has virtually no predictability other than the…unpredictable…October always keeps me guessing…I’ve worn a jacket and long pants with a wool hat and scarf…and I’ve worn shorts and a t-shirt….and prayed for cooler weather…all during the month…it has been hinting about fall and winter…yet has been hanging onto the last remnants of summer…the trees have tired…their green leaves drooped…heavy with a season…and now they are transforming into another magical…event…

October is like smoking pot to those who think that smoking pot is a “Gateway drug” and will lead to harder and more addictive drugs…October is the… “Gateway Month”…surely leading to November…December…etc…but with little or no possibilities of being anything other than…just plain spectacular…October…

I have always enjoyed October…like a good carnival ride….

as promised I am renaming the months of the year…and October’s new name for me is… “My second favorite carnival ride…with fries…and I still have a few tickets left…Month”

here is what I learned…in October…

  1. If it doesn’t end with the exclamation… “Hell Yes”…don’t do it
  2. Certain people have to be miserable to be happy…and always remain miserably happy…or happily miserable…but either seems pointless…
  3. The finite stuff has become more important…than not…
  4. 6.1 is much better than 7.3
  5. The first 5 minutes of anything is probably the most significant for understanding if there is any future with whomever or whatever is going on for those first 5 minutes…
  6. Cushioned gel shoe inserts are extremely underrated
  7. Sometimes good short-term projects become lifestyle….
  8. The less explaining necessary…the better it fits…
  9. Resolving “It” requires everybody involved wanting “It” to be resolved…
  10. The big picture matters…but it’s the small things that make the picture visible…

Thanks October you Gateway Month…what a great ride this was…

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2 thoughts on “573. October 31, 2011…End of October…cud chewing….and all of that stuff

  1. By the way there is a tree hanging over our yard that I am VERY suspicious of. Getting awfully close to my satellite dish, something strangely alien about it.

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