October 1, 2010

i must confess....


i have two lovers. fall has made his presence known. he's here in the morning when i wake up and he comes back late in the day and stays with me all night. but summer and i sneak out in the afternoons for a just a couple of hours.
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is it wrong to still walk hand in hand with summer around the pond after lunch. is it wrong to let him breathe warm sweet whispers on my neck in the afternoon while i read on the sunporch. is it wrong to let him tease me the way he does.
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i think not
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he tells me to give into fall. that he's a wonderful lover, too. but i know that fall doesn't stay as long as he should. he never does. and eventually his replacement shows up and we don't get along very well. winter takes my breath away but not in the way a gentle lover does.
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so
i'm not angry at summer for having to leave. i'm actually more upset that fall won't stay as long as i'd like. so right now while i have my afternoon flings with summer, fall just can't complain. i'd give myself to him completely if he promised me that he'd stay through november, but he never does. and he's smart enough to not make promises that he can't keep.
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so my affair continues again today. i think we're going to the zoo. and funny enough everyone seems to be doing the same thing. i see them. out for lunch. walking in the park. they're just like me. doing the same thing. but they don't talk about it.
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36 comments:

  1. Yes we are all having this same affair! Makes me all tingly inside! Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. hahaha very nice read. Have fun, they are both true friends. Fall is here a season of festivals and family gathering and colourful dahlias and asters.

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  3. I so enjoy your writing, I'd have to lovers at the same time too, if Autumn and Spring were side by side ;-)

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  4. Ahhhh summer, parting is such sweet sorrow. But I have to agree, we just barely become accustomed to fall and she leaves... us with the cold.

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  5. and the plot thickens...

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  6. love that! Did you see my Summer Love poem a few weeks back??? Great minds think alike! Enjoy the beautiful day Beth!

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  7. when you see that rotter fall, tell him that he needs to stay south for a bit. and i'm ready to send summer on the road.

    :)

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  8. The inside of your mind must be amazing.....:)

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  9. Wow. Seasons have never been such a turn on! I love you're writing.

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  10. I'm romantically involved with our unusually wonderful autumn this year.
    who knew?

    and I was thinking about your post about doors.
    and you inspired me.
    I hope you go for whatever it is that your thinkin' on.

    you never know

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  11. Oh, I wish fall would last longer too...

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  12. those fellows get around don't they??? I kinda favor autumn myself

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  13. Torn between two lovers... Yes, I wish fall would hang in there longer -- soon that Winter guy comes in and he's about as abusive as they get. I keep telling myself I could always leave... they always say that.

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  14. I love your writing Beth, I guess I am having an affair with summer too. every afternoon I get about 2 hours sitting in one of the chairs in the yard, I actually fell asleep and have a bit of a burn,,,,maybe I am flushed from the emotions...lol. and I agree that darn fall does not stick around long enough. one year we did not have snow until the day before Christmas...so I hope fall stays around long enough...maybe I can seduce fall to stay, have fun, at least we can all share, but that is another post lol. hugs.

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  15. thanks for talking about it ♥

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  16. I like the way you think. :)

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  17. Beth, I always go outside and put my face up to the sun or the light of day and try to soak up whatever color that day may be. I often have a hard time making up my mind which season is my favorite. As I age I can find beauty in each. As long as I can stay warm I like winter's beauty with it's quiet after a snow. But I do believe Summer and Fall are also my favorite too. But mostly I've learned to cherish each day and the beauty it holds. Thank you once again for your amazing words, you are brilliant.

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  18. Beth this photograph is so very beautiful... You lucky girl... you have bittersweet!!!! I love bittersweet. We are not so lucky to have it grow here in this Utah land, thank you for capturing the beauty of this autumn beauty.


    Enjoy the lovely autumn days.

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  19. I love the way you think. This was wonderful.. you and your soul mate, Summer.

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  20. thank you for typing the way we all feel. My appetite for your words are insatiable. Enjoy this sexy season.

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  21. I want to write just like you. I think this is beautiful how you compare these two seasons as lovers!

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  22. This made me smile! Lovely shot and words.

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  23. I, too, have an ongoing love affair with autumn and agree with you that it doesn't stay around as long as I'd like it too but... I enjoy it while it's there.

    Congrats on POTW.

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  24. Congrats on the POTW...well earned.

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  25. A well-earned POTW -- congratulations!

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  26. smiles. this is a fun and beautiul write...i am rather fond of fall myself...and wish she could stick around longer...congrats ont eh POTW over at hilary's

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  27. Beautiful tale of your love affair with the seasons. Reflecting my own sentiments very much.;)
    Lovely post and well worth your POTW nomination.;) And thank you so much for stopping by my place, I appreciate the visit.;)
    xoxo

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  28. Love the way you wrote this--the lover who knows just when to say goodbye (quietly). Congratulations on your POTW, which is how I found this.

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  29. Congratulations on POTW from Hilary over at The Smitten Image!!!

    Di

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  30. Your problem is shared by many.....(smiles). Life's impossible sometimes isn't it?

    Congratulations on your Post of the Week mention.

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  31. Very nice. Congratulations on your potw. Myself, I like them all. I almost wish I could have each season for an equal 3 months. My wife, however, would be fine to let winter go and have 3 seasons only.

    But a whiskey by the fire tastes so much better in winter, I think.

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  32. Congrats on you wonderful post.

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  33. I have to say it again, I just have to...
    I LOVE your mind.

    Where do you come up with all this good stuff?

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  34. That was fantastic, and really accessible. I think everyone reading it was right there with you, feeling the words. That's such a gift to have and thank you for sharing it.

    As autumn tries to lead me away, I keep trying to clutch at summer, myself. So for me the Fall is my abductor. Then Winter and Spring can lead me to my real love once more :0(

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth