Gathering — ’tis the season for family, friends and communities to get together for the holidays of all persuasions!
Centuries old, this social custom of gathering is filled with traditions, some old, some new. While many of us are heading home for holiday celebrations, others are taking a flight to warmer climes or ski resorts.
Whatever the season or reason, enjoy as you gather together!
As the year is winding down, wrote this haiku on home for a poetry prompt:
Aside: Looking for a new listen, you might enjoy these music favourites available on iTunes: Christmas Lights by Coldplay ( this is played many times!!!) and The Little Drummer Boy by Sadie and the Hotheads — Sadie plays on Downton Abbey! Enjoy the season! 🙂
Autumn 2015 might go down in history as a revival of Blue Jay bliss year! Playoff hope is in the air & optimism reigns, even as the beleaguered Toronto Maple Leafs start a new season in the NHL with an opening match against their traditional Montreal Canadiens rivals! 🙂
Me, I’m happy for the Jays but also ecstatic that this middle of the work week day is one of those milder than usual October days when the colour of autumn is peaking!
Also, it happens to be a special day to celebrate poetry!
The moon will be aligned at night with a couple of planets and this community is ready to celebrate Oktoberfest!
How sweet that so many good things come together!
Wrote a small haiku to celebrate the day and one of my favourite parts of the universe — birch trees!