Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Falling of the Leaves

Autumn is over the long leaves that love us,
And over the mice in the barley sheaves;
Yellow the leaves of the rowan above us,
And yellow the wet wild-strawberry leaves.
The hour of the waning of love has beset us,
And weary and worn are our sad souls now;
Let us part, ere the season of passion forget us,
With a kiss and a tear on thy drooping brow.

--William Butler Yeats-- 

Well, it's finally beginning to look like Autumn here in the city...although it hasn't been much feeling like it.  It's my favorite time of the  year, and it is not supposed to be THIS warm.  I long for the days when the leaves are tumbling about and a cool breeze cool breeze which brings the welcome relief not having the scorching heat and soaked clothes. There is something about waking up in the morning to the cool fresh air in early morning.  If ever I wished a time could stand still, it would be during the Autumn season.

Last night was a spectacular more ways than one.   It was a rare foggy night in the city, and above the silvery fog a full moon had risen, and its light made the mist luminous.  If there wasn't so much traffic and people around, it would be downright spooky.  Personally, I loved it and didn't feel much like going indoors.

"Fog in November, trees have no heads,
Streams only sound, walls suddenly stop
Half-way up hills, the ghost of a man spreads
Dung on dead fields for next year's crop.
I cannot see my hand before my face,
My body does not seem to be my own,
The world becomes a far-off, foreign place,
People are strangers, houses silent, unknown."

- Leonard Clark-

We also went to see another apartment.  I got a good feeling about this one.  There is a great aura surrounding the building, and the apartment is everything we have been looking for.  The building  is old, but is obviously well kept, and from what I saw while playing 'peeping Tom' outdoors, the tenants all seemed down-to-earth.  I also liked that in the summer the courtyard in the back is used for barbecues which tells me that the people are friendly, family-like.  The kitchen is brand new...stove, refrigerator, cupboard, counters, tiles...everything.  The bathroom has one of those big old fashioned tubs, and I can already picture myself lounging there, surrounded by scented candles and bubbles.   My cat is welcome which is super  important for me.  Shopping is nearby and the subway for work a block away.  And all for $1150 a month, less than what I am paying now. I do hope this one goes through.

I'm tired.  We've only been looking a few weeks in earnest, but it's wearing me down.  I work hard all day at a stressful job and this running home and going to see apartments is getting to me.  Last night I worked til 7, got home at 8, was at the new apartment by 8:30, at the real estate office at 9, and eating dinner at 9:30.  Whew!!!!  Do I ever need a breather.  So, please, send positive thoughts my way.  Let this be the one.  This will be the one.


  1. You had me at big tub with candles.

    Get in on this one, sounds like everything you have put out to the Universe.

  2. I'm sending positve thoughts your way. I hope this will become your new apartment! Good luck!

    Many Blessings, V.

  3. Can you feel the light and love flowing your way?!! Here it comes, Mary, catch it!

  4. Keeping everything crossed, my fingers and toes, my arms and my legs and even my eyes!
    So hurry please as I don't know how long I can go around cross-eyed, lol! Hurry Please Blessed Universe? Let this be the one for Mary and Hubby!

    Sounds wonderful Mary and I sooo hope you get it! Sending positive vibrations out for you today! :)

    Love You Dear Lady!

  5. Misty Full Moon! Doesn't get much better than this.

    Oh I am so happy to hear about this latest possible apartment. So happy. So hope it will be the one.

  6. Hope this is it, Mary. It sounds perfect, or as near as you've gotten so far. You'll get through this.