Seasons are funny things aren’t they? We closely associate certain things with certain times of the year, and it feels odd to consider them outside of their seasonal context…
Like drinking eggnog outside on your front porch in the summer.
Like your favorite radio station busting out Christmas carols in April.
Like serving a roast turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy and pumpkin pie for the 4th of July.
Like sending frilly heart-shaped cards proposing undying affection to all your acquaintances in the middle of September.
Like this decidedly fall-inspired cocktail recipe that I shared in July…
I’m feeling very introspective lately, so this little instance of writing an out-of-season blog post has naturally spiraled into something more emotionally complex for me.
Because while some things are great to enjoy out of season (like the fact that we can buy delicious fruits, even in the wintertime), some things are simply best experienced with their own context and are spoiled by trying to rush them.
Sometimes you just need to sit and wait for the next season. Or better yet, enjoy the season you are in without overshadowing it with the anticipation of things to come.
Do you see what I’m getting at?
Sometimes I feel like I am just drifting. Like an airplane circling the airport, but not yet given the go-ahead to land. Waiting for the next season. Waiting for the leaves to turn. Waiting for the buds to open.
Just think of how good life will be when…
When the weekend comes.
When Thanksgiving break comes.
When Christmas break comes.
When I can finally…
And I need to stop.
Because margaritas are good in the summertime. And twinkly lights are good in the winter night. And brisk breezes are good in the fall. And teaching little children is good in the semester. And waking up and enjoying a cup of coffee is good in the morning. And coming home from work and putting on pajamas is good in the evening.
And dealing with frustrations and chaos and difficult things and difficult people is good and it’s growing.
Life is good. NOW. In season.