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October’s Party

October 13, 2010


October’s Party
George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All bowed to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around.”

In this weeks audio cocktail I point out the contrast of celebration in Chile today as they bring the miners to the surface after 69 days of captivity underground.  The sense of celebration, jubilation, party, gratitude is being felt around the world.  I contrast the depth of the tragedy to trigger the power of such jubilant celebration.  I offer the October Party poem in contrast and in reflection. I ask the question what would it take for women soaring to be more mindful of the celebration, beauty and party possibility that we have in front of us every day?

How can we take our cue from Mother Nature and celebrate just because. Celebrate what is!  What is in front of you right now worthy of celebration and a party.  Party’s for one are totally allowed!  And I guarantee it won’t be long before you attract a crowd.

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