I have a playlist that I listen to as I walk that includes songs from some of my favorite singers. If I share who is on the list, it will be easy to guess my age. I usually shuffle the playlist before I begin walking, so I don’t know which song is coming up. But this month, when one of Barry Manilow’s songs would play, I would get a little bit melancholy. The name of the song is “I hate to see October go.” Of course, it’s about lost love and other things of that nature. It ends with these lines.
“… I should be over it now, I know
It doesn't matter much how old I grow
I hate to see October go.”
So, I got a reminder from Elaine that I need to send the November Newsletter article. And that ear worm of this song plays over and over in my head. YES, indeed, I do hate to see October go. Yet, good things await us in November! And I need to refocus. November 8 is election day, and oh, I do hope you all have already voted or plan to vote SOON so we will have some good outcomes. I will attend the Southeast Regional UU Ministers Association gathering at the Mountain in November – always an inspiration. We also wrap up our stewardship drive in November and have our Annual Meeting. It’s a time to plan for a great 2023 for our congregation. We can do this!! Of course, we also have Thanksgiving in November and should be reminded to be grateful for all we have. We continue to have some great worship services as well as other activities. Be sure to read the entire Newsletter to see what opportunities await you.
“And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain, oh yeah
I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness, we still can find a way
'Cause nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain”
(Guns and Roses)
Peace, Love, and Courage!