I can smell it. The best month of the year has nearly passed, and I can smell the sun on the maple leaves, the bonfires, the cider and donuts, the sharp freshness of cut pumpkin...
Ten things that make this the best month of the year, as agreed upon by everyone I talk to:
So, there you are. Ten out of hundreds of reasons why I love this month. I am clinging to it hard this year, helping to stave off the clutching despair of last winter. I love the dying light. Let's all go read Keats and Shelley and stomp around in swirling cloaks, and let's tell some really good ghost stories.
Sara Renee Logan has been telling stories to everyone who would listen since she was seven. She organized storytimes for her college roommates, and spent a year at Oxford studying folklore and folktales. Many years as a Waldorf teacher allowed her to tell stories about everything from Baba Yaga's hut on chicken legs to the water cycle to the life of Joan of Arc. Sara shares her life with her partner, Melanie, their son, and an unreasonable family of pets. She continues to share her love of storytelling and stories with audiences of all ages, specializing in bringing the wild beauty of folktales to young and old. Sara writes about parenting, storytelling, and about living a life with stories.