a new month.
a new temperature.
a new day of new things.

like life,
the old and known
move on.
this merging of a mystery
beyond our control
offers an opportunity
of how we will respond.

overwhelmed? afraid?
joyful? courageous?
glancing forward, smiling?
staring back, wounded?

all of the above?

we can choose to
welcome november.
not fully confident,
not always smiling,
but with this lure
of assurance,
of anticipation,
of acceptance
of truth, of Truth.

no matter the weather
or the doubts
or the wounds,
we can wait with faith.

expectation is a nice
companion on this
new day
beginning a
new november.