November. The time of being drawn inward, like the quieting trees and earth around us.
Just weeks ago I proudly proclaimed October the best month. The month of changing leaves and of breathing in crisp, clear, Iowa air. It’s the month of hot air balloon festivals, early morning hot chocolate, and evening tea. It’s the month that still offers the promise of warmth in the coming cool. It holds some of my favorite memories, and my birthday.
Trying to be fair to November, wanting to give it a fair chance at a voice, a champion, I decided to ask David what November makes him think of – as it’s his birthday month. He said November is walking down Walnut Avenue in Mill Valley after school, wet pavement from rain, yellow and brown leaves fallen from the trees. November, he said, is Thanksgiving and family gathering inside, making the somberness of autumn more bearable. November, he said, is not his favorite month…
It always takes a moment for me to accept someone not feeling as I think they ‘should.’
Still, his memory was gift enough – a reminder of imprinted moments we still carry with us.
In the spirit of November’s quiet,
We’re pleased to present the November 2018 issue of our SeventhAveNews church newsletter. It is packed full of important information and fun photos, so be sure to check it out!
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