As an introvert (with elements of extroversion), I embrace autumn as it gives me space to reflect. But Keats also famously dubbed it as a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. He was so right. But to random things:
1. Stating the obvious
It’s Friday the 13th, today. A day dismissed by some as a Western superstition, commercialized by businesses to make a few more bucks, feared (triskaidekaphobia) by some as cursed and seized by others as a form of inspiration. For me, it’s mostly a day like others. But I hope it is a delightful prelude to a lovely weekend whether you acknowledge it or not.
2. A universal capacity to love
I discovered H (that’s the name she goes by) at Poets United; a community of poets and storytellers who blog. I was immediately drawn to the message “exploration of truth, joy and wonder” she conveys in her poems. H is truly talented, read her story and hear her sing by clicking the PU link above! And, and…I’m really at awe with her spoken word skills, her poem Heart Open is a gift. Thank you, H. Looking forward to your Out Loud series.
3. Gardening is an art
If you love gardening, and memoirs, Cynthia Reyes’ Twigs in my Hair might just be the book for you. Being recently released, and a paperback (shipping remains the biggest expense this side) means I haven’t read it yet. So, if you happen to read it sooner, please do share your experience.
4. Change of Seasons
Seasons Defined print run is SOLD OUT, and I’m not reprinting. To be honest, even though I never said this out loud because ‘limited edition’ sounds somewhat pompous for my humble Chaps, I knew from the beginning that I’d only print a limited number for all chapbooks I publish. So, here’s my heartfelt THANK YOU to all who bought, read and supported this book. I hope it continues to bring you joy as much as it does to me. Please note, the eChap will always be available on Kindle Amazon.
5. One of the best things about autumn
Besides exploring the beautiful nature trails, snuggling up next to my hubby on a sofa and binge watch one of our favourite series or movies, is one of the things I enjoy in fall.
Happy Friday, and may the season be a fruitful one!
Most Fridays, I share five random things I’m reading, watching, doing and thinking about. You’re most welcome to join the conversation.