Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Settle down Tom...this is not a 
'seasonal post'.
It actually might be an anti-seasonal post.

Our little supermarket in town put up their Christmas decorations
dubbed "holiday decorations"  (but all I could see were candy canes and elves), yesterday.
I had a chat with the store manager, essentially asking "Why so soon?"

She told me that corporate instructions were to get the Christmas decorations up 
Halloween night, but they actually held off until yesterday, November 2nd.

My point (again) is WHY?

Poor old my estimation, one of the most beautiful months,
just gets forgotten, sidelined.

This quiet, soft, subtle time of the year is swallowed up
somewhere between hurried-Halloween and corporate-Christmas.

Bah Humbug is all I have to say... 


  1. You would have been talking to store managers here last month! They started putting up Christmas decor with the Halloween junk and I think that is horrible and am tired of looking at it and I barely go into real stores as I favor thrifts. It is all driven by money J.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree...I went clothes shopping yesterday and Christmas songs were being played, I was taken aback. The enjoyment of November and actually, the true enjoyment of Christmas, have been smothered by commercialism. I'm all for Christmas shopping and Christmas decor...but it's too much, too soon. I'd be okay with mid-November...

    Great post!

  3. I'm with you, Jacqueline! November is such a wonderful month, full of quiet beauty.
    ~ Zuzu

  4. Are you sitting down, here there are some stores Hobby Lobby being one that put out their full line of Christmas stuff every year in June!! It seems to compete several others have started to do the same... its ridiculous!

    I agree with some of the other comments the holidays have become way to money driven. sigghhh

  5. So about a movement to Take Back November!


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