Discovering The Magic Of October
Every month a new magic unfolds but some months have its unique charms that have us spellbound. October is one month that opens a new door for fun, play, excitement, of creating brand new stories and retelling old ones, of discovery and rediscovery, of wonder and yes, of magic. Of magic that is fueled by the little child’s hopes and dreams in all of us. The inner child in our hearts that somehow was forgotten and only resurface when we needed it the most.
October magic is all around us. The changing colors of the leaves, the cooler breeze, the orange pumpkins changing into something amazing, the smell of delicious spices and sights of mouth-watering foods celebrated in the most festive way, of laughter and joy of simply being around the people who made us feel that anything is possible in this world. People who opened our eyes to everyday miracles and magic.
Last Sunday, we found a few of October’s fun surprises. It was unusually cold that morning. My son whispered while in church, “Dad, when is the bazaar starting?” I whispered back, “After this.” He asked again, “When is that?” I replied, “As soon as the mass ends.” He held my hand and as soon the priest gave a go signal, he pulled me towards the door while saying excitedly, “Lets go.”
First stop was the toy section. We met several friends and all the kids had a great time choosing their toys. We got a scrabble for 50 cents.
The women went to the jewelry section while the men accompanied the kids at the play station. Everyone had a blast at the Fishing booth and playing with the silly string spray. My son looked so happy chasing the other kids. The air was filled with children’s laughter and it sounded so beautiful. Nothing more priceless that seeing our kids looking so happy.
Just before leaving the bazaar, we stopped by the Fire Truck Station and met one of our everyday heroes. The fireman gave the kids a tour and my son get to sit by the driver’s area. Excitedly, he turned the steering wheel, looked at me and smiled. A kind of smile that melts any parent’s heart. A kind of smile that makes you happy and glow from within.
On the way home, I told my wife, “Do you think the Pumpkin Patch we went to last year is already open?” My wife replied, “May be. Let’s check it out.” The Pumpkin Patch was on a little side road that we accidentally discovered last year. As we head close to the place, I read the sign which says, “Pumpkin Patch Open.” We all cheered, “Yipee!”
My son started choosing the perfect pumpkin. He shouted, “Which one dad?” Just like what I told him last year I answered back, “The one you can carry.” He hopped and jumped, ran and did some somersaults until he found the one he wanted. He decided to get 2 minis and 2 Wee Bees this time. The challenge now is to find a tiny carving knife to make a mini Jack-O-Lantern.
As compared to last year’s Pumpkin Patch trip, this year we get to ride a train pulled by a John Deere Farm Tractor. My son chose a Tiger cart which surprisingly fits him and his mom. I followed them for a while so was the mom beside me. Her daughter who was in a Hello Kitty cart started crying. She was by herself. She did stop crying after her mom assured her that she will be okay.
As I took this picture, I am once again reminded that I can be happy with just the most simple of things and of the most simple of moments. All I need is to be around the people who inspire me everyday. People who showed me again and again the magic of love, whether its October, November or December. Oh, my son was born in October, about 7 years ago. It was the time when all the magic began for all us as a family.
Thank you once again for sharing your day with me. May this post inspire you to embrace and see the beautiful images around you. May you capture these images not only with your camera but with your heart.
What is your October story? Whatever it is, I hope it brought you lots of joy and unforgettable magic.
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All images taken using an iPhone 4 camera with Camera + App. My friends, have fun discovering and creating the most beautiful images everyday. They are a part of the unforgettable memories you make in this lifetime.
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