Saturday, October 1, 2011

On denial

It's not October. No it's not. I know you think it is, but you're wrong. It's not October. If it had been, it would mean that it is no longer September, and September just started. In fact, I'm not even sure it's September yet. Wasn't it just August? Or July? It's not October.

It's not October. October would mean that it is really, properly, inevitably autumn. And clearly it is not. I mean, apart from the colourful leaves, the dark nights, the cool air, it hardly feels like autumn at all. If you just wear a little extra clothes - two pairs of woolen socks, tights and pantyhose, and extra shirt, double jacket, a scarf, hat and gloves - it's quite warm. Clearly, it's not October.

It's not October. October is so - last year. Last October was October. This year? I think we'll just skip it altogether. Who says we cant go from September to November? Or maybe not even do November? December is nice. Let's do December soon.

It's not October. It's just - not. Besides, if it was October, that would mean NaBloWriMo, and that is just crazy. Blogging every day for a month? Nah.... It's not October.

12 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

We are having a heatwave here in the UK. T-shirt and shorts weather, so no it's definitely not October!

sue said...

It's not October here either. We should be enjoying perfect Spring weather, instead we have squalls trying to blow the car off the road, minor flooding, and temperatures dropping and rising 6 degrees C within 2 hours. No, it can't be October.

KarenG said...

I'm ready for July. I want to go back to mid-July.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Here it's just starting to feel like September...

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The weather has skipped fall so I guess it's also okay for us to do it.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I too in the UK is experienecing a heatwave........no it's not October.

Yvonne.

mshatch said...

we can't skip October because October is the Great Pumpkinfest. But if we ARE going to do any skipping at all let's just skip ahead to next Spring, because then winter will be over before it's begun :)

Kelly said...

We're in the upper 80sF here so I guess that feels like October for us. It certainly LOOKS like October in my house! My younger daughter still likes for me to decorate despite the fact she no longer lives at home.

The Golden Eagle said...

It feels more like November here . . . I agree. Can we skip to December?

Jan Morrison said...

Oh, much though I missed summer, as it never got here, I love fall and October and Halloween and Canadian Thanksgiving (next weekend) and and and the colour orange!

lissa said...

I think it's still september. at least it feels that way to me. september just passed over and don't even what have done.

anyway, I hope you have a lovely autumn.

Danette said...

I know, right? *sigh* I can't keep up but I am going to try.

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