November is the penultimate month. It’s stuck there, second from last, dangling like a broken wing waiting to be loved, hugged instead of snubbed and forgotten.
It’s needy. Wanting to be important but mostly being ignored. It’s a placeholder for the other months, keeping things lined up but with no real purpose. The goal is to get through November so we can get to the other side.
We bundle up, wrap up, rake up and shore up … and flip calendar pages – feeling amazed to be 11 months gone. What have we achieved? How did time slip by?
Is there some way to skip November? Just hop on to December and move towards a new year?
Or maybe we turn November into an event. Dress it up, deck it out, get it fit, light it up, and make it special. We walk it, stroke it, stoke it and make it POP!
Instead of drowning in dullness, perhaps we light up the month up with leaves, pile them high and let art come forth.
We can turn ‘penultimate’ into the hottest month of the year. Add some color, glitter, sparkle and spotlights and we’ve got something special – right here, right now.
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9 thoughts on “The Penultimate Month”
My daughter-in-law put up her Christmas tree…I love it that she does…it’s her way…
but, I like to take what each month has to offer and make it special…
this should work better…sorry!
I’m trying really hard this year to embrace all things winter but I’d really rather skip to March 😦
I dunno, around here November is the most important month of the year because of Thanksgiving. It is the one time of year when families get together, bring a covered dish, gather round the table.
Stories are told of days gone by and glasses raised to new arrivals. Thanksgiving is the most celebrated day of the year.
blessings ~ maxi
How funny. I was thinking this is the penultimate time of year…was toying with a poem. That is something!! =)
I think it’s kind of fun how words dangle out there for others to bump into and play with! Thanks for sharing.
I think the time change sort of disrupted my system. I am loving the light in the early morning but am still amazed when the sun goes down at 4:15 pm!
The weird thing is that it will be March before we are even used to it being 2014! Ugh!!!
Well put. =) Was just neat to see what had been in my head over at your place, as most people don’t go around with “penultimate” in their brain. 😛