For the past six years, November has been the worst month of the year for me. But this year, I feel peaceful, undisturbed even, that it is now November.
Perhaps this has something to do with the Christmas decorations going up everywhere. There is no Halloween or Thanksgiving here, so after Back-to-School, it's Christmas! November here is really just pre-December, which is my favorite month of the year.
Two months back-to-back, but so very different. I think much of life is like this. Push and pull. Paradox. Death giving life.
I took this picture because this is the exact mirror I stared into unhappily for many years. How did I end up here? I used to look into my own eyes and wonder. But I'm not sad in the reflection anymore. Loss and I are still friends, and we hang out from time to time. But this November I am happy, and that is something to celebrate. And my third year of Nablopomo. :)