Valentine’s Day…phooey! Who needs it?
Ok, I’m not saying I think we should eliminate the holiday altogether. I like chocolates as much as the next gal. But really, can one silly day stuck right in the middle of coldest, bleakest and most miserable month of the year really compete with the month-long romantic appeal of October? I think not!
I live for Fall. The day the air shifts from hot and oppressive to crisp and cool is always something of a glorious re-awakening for me. In my area that’s usually mid-September. But September can be a bit of a tease: cool one day, ninety degrees the next.
Filled with its multitude of romantic treats, October easily sets the stage for love. Its crisp air is energizing, yet chilly enough to make you want to snuggle with that special someone. The beautiful colors of the changing leaves beckon. Enjoy long walks in the woods with your mate, far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world where the only thing to do is hold hands, re-connect and enjoy each other’s company.
Fall festivals abound in October, they’re great excuses to act like kids again. Find a German wine festival and you can undress from the calf down to stomp on some grapes. Perhaps even throw caution to the wind and do the duck dance – together!
And who can resist the romantic lure of the October moon? Whether it be in the form of a shy sliver of white casting soft shadows on the earth or a bright full orb that lights up the night sky…it has an appeal that truly is magnetic. Given the choice between a romantic dinner for two outdoors beneath a moonlit sky in the crisp autumn air or stuck inside a stuffy restaurant because it’s fifteen degrees outside, I’ll take October any day of the week.
How about you? What is your favorite October treat? Leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner for a free e-copy of Dangerous Charade!
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