Friday, September 30, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like I have an Overactive Imagination!

On my way to work I saw all the leaves along the side of the road and the trees starting to change color. I thought, "It's beginning to look a lot like fall!" which brought the song "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" to mind. Then I started humming the tune, and put words to it. Thus, I wrote

Photo © Stephanie H. 2010
It's beginning to look a lot like Autum

It's beginning to look a lot like autum
Everywhere you turn
Trees change to colors bright,
then drop their leaves so light.
Cooler days and less daylight to burn!

It's beginning to look a lot like Autum.
The clock will turn back soon.
A walk in the leaves  is fun
They crunch as you go along
It's barely fourty-eight degrees by noon!

Sweaters and scarves to shield from the wind
as it gusts and nips at your nose.
A cozy fire in the hearth with warm blankets to spare
and steaming cup of coacoa.
And all the kids go back to school despite a heartfelt "No!"

Photo © Stephanie H. 2011
It's beginning to look a lot like Autum
as the days go by.
October brings Halloween
A goulish and scary scene.
Then comes Thanksgiving with the pumpkin pie!

It's beginning to look a lot like Autum.
Soon the snow will fall.
Before we know it December's here,
bringing Christmas cheer;
Choirs caroling and presents for us all!

It's the season... called Fall! 

9/30/11 by me! =)

Monday, September 12, 2011

So long ago

Everyone remembers this day, right? Where they were, what they were doing when they heard the news. I recall so easily the feeling I had when the second plan hit - the horror I felt when the first tower collapsed, followed soon by the second tower. The swelling of pride and sympathy when President Bush addressed the nation later that day. The day America more or less stood still, watching, listening in horror as their nation was attacked.

I can't imagine how the people in the towers felt in their last moments. How the people in New York felt as they watched their city attacked. Fear, sadness, grief, anger. So many emotions. So many lives. I can't imagine what it's like to have lost someone dear to me in that attack. I'm thankful to God that none of my family or friends died that day, but I feel so much sympathy towards those who did.

We watched a special on the history channel of that day ten years ago. They showed a collection of videos taken by New Yorkers with sound clips of firemen, policemen, and news reporters. I felt much the same as I did that day so long ago. Even though I was only 12, I will always remember. It's important to remember, but don't dwell on the past too much.

Alas. Life must go on. Take comfort that this nation and all others rest in God's hands. He is in control. Through good and bad, he will not forsake those who love Him.

"And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28