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While this Tennessee girl has become overly fond of spring and summer since living in Chicago ('cause there's just too much damned cold weather in these parts!)...my favorite season is fall. A lot of folks seems to share this love and all around me, people are making happy noises about the beginnings of fiery foliage and sweater season. The Farmer's market is a delight of rounded, russet glory as pumpkins, apples and gourds of every type are displayed in vibrant piles. Suddenly my tongue is dreaming of all the sweet, warm spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, anise, mace and cardamom. The fabric of love is shifting from summer silk and is knitting itself from sage, sienna and scarlet skeins.

I am bewitched by it all and in love with the richness of life. Along with many of my other "most favorite things", I see that the Mexican Fine Arts Museum is opening their annual Day of the Dead Exhibt next weekend. Their website touts it as the largest Dia de los Muertos exhibit in the nation! If you're going to be in town between September 25 and December 13, 2009 - I cannot recommend this experience enough (as I mentioned in a previous post from 2007). It is a stunning, sacred, marigold-clad honoring of the beloved dead and a joyfully-sorrowful herald of winter's coming sleep.


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Sep. 18th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, friend, you have a way with words =) yes yes yes! Thank you for this appreciation of the turning season. It is my favorite, too, and I'm enjoying the waning summer wrestling with the coming fall -- every morning is a mystery: crisply chill or sunny warmth. I enjoy them both, and am ready for the season of socks and scarves and kitcheny warmth. (Scarves are an autumnal garment in my world.)

Freya's bountiful blessings, and the tastiest of lush autumnal blessings to you, dear Jen. Revel in the sensual delights of the world!
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the compliment darlin'...I so enjoy rolling in rich words.

Here's to sensual blessings for us both. Happy Freya's day - Love, Jen
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
I've heard about this exhibit for so long. I think this year I need to finally make the trip down there.
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
M -

I think you would enjoy it, and it is free! I think it is a lovely thing to do near Samhain time (or any time, really). Let me know when you might try to go - perhaps we can do that together.

Love - J
Sep. 19th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
That would be great! I will definitely let you know.
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