I love October. It’s a month for retrospection. The weather is cool and inviting, the year is slowing down, winding its way to December. People are more relaxed as they are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. Before we descend into the mad whirl of year-end vacations, Christmas and New Year, it’s good to take a look back at the year, and also look forward to what’s coming up. It’s also time to prep next year’s planner!
I think of October as my papa’s month. My papa’s birthday is in October, and two years ago, he passed away quietly a week after his 77th. I wasn’t there. I still feel guilty. I still think about him.