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“For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth....Such are the autumn people.” -Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Hey! I know there are a number of INFPs, including myself, who may feel slightly alienated from Halloween celebrations. So, I thought I would make a thread in which we share our favourite things to do during the month of October!

For myself I always try to read:
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Halloween Tree
October Country
Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath
and Táin Bó Cúailnge

I also try to watch
The first two Hellraisers
The Halloween Tree
And as many Simpsons Tree House of Horrors as possible!
I don't always have time but these tend to resurrect the soul of the holiday for me! I also like giving out candy, but I find there are less and less kids and they seem to be getting older. I had a kid(teenager) last year, who was smoking a cigarette!
 

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  1. I love the cooler nights, windows opened.
  2. I drink lots of spiced apple cider.
  3. I start to plan for the holidays.
  4. Apples. Colorful leaves. Squirrels gathering nuts for the winter.



“Anne reveled in the world of color about her.


"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill--several thrills?”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”

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“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth...The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her...In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.”
Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

“Autumn flings her fiery cloak over the sumac, beech and oak.”
Susan Lendroth, Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep


 

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Beautiful Quotes, and I like to put a little cola in my hot apple cider:tongue:
 

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I love just watching the leaves change color. I always feel reborn during autumn, even as nature is preparing for winter. I'm bursting with inspiration, with life, like the leaves bursting with color. Some things I enjoy doing:

Curling up with a good book and some hot cider, writing while looking outside at the leaves,

I always enjoy playing Autumn Leaves on my guitar. It was the first song I learned when I was studying music in college, and I remember playing it in the practice room with my teacher, and walking out and looking at all the leaves.

I also enjoy reading these books alone after it gets dark.



Ohhh and watching The Shining late at night too.



I also enjoy listening to this CD I have that's all instrumental piano and cello. It's very peaceful and reminds me of fall/winter.


I also try to imagine what fall must be like in New York, Paris, and New England.











Every year on Halloween I carve a small pumpkin by myself. It's probably the thing I really enjoy the most because it reminds me of being a kid again, and it's kind of meditative and peaceful and it marks the transition into November which is always a very busy month for me. Fall is always my favorite season.
 

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I love you for this thread :blushed: *snuggles with the pumpkin spice jar*



1. Change the towels, bed sheets, candles, table runners in the house... everything goes yellow and black and orange and brown and green
2. Fill the house with candles of apropriate colors
3. Make crafts surrounded by candles and wear a tartan blanket
4. Watch Casper, Practical Magic, Tim Burton, the various Addams Family films...
5. Read Anne of Green Gables
6. Bake cakes, muffins, anything that induces a sugar coma. Then feed it to my family
7. Go chestnut & walnut picking to the forest
8. Eat tons of mushrooms of different varieties, cooked in different ways, etc. Spanish people are obsessed with mushrooms, bear with us.
9. Watch One Fine Day (shut up I love that movie, it's my crack)
10. Make grog and drink it watching the rain indoors, or outside watching the magpies
11. Put soy whipped cream on my afternoon lattes + pumpkin spice mix I make myself
12. Harvest what's in my garden and put the herbs up to dry all over the kitchen
13. Mix dried herbs and spices for future use in foods. Store in jars. Make pretty labels. All while listening to music -anything containing violins really, paganfolk too
14. Wear a mix of caramel & vanilla perfume -my mom, dad and sis say I smell of cake. Noooo guuyysss you don't know anything, I smell of a coffee shop beverage with three kilos of sugar in it, come on
15. Finally the time of year for looooong hot baths!
16. Jump on crunchy leaves, barefoot
17. Feed grapes to the magpies
18. Weed out & generally prepare the garden to endure the winter
19. Watch autumn-themed episodes of Road to Avonlea (more crack) and Gilmore Girls (heroin)
20. Have the last picnics of the year
21. Obvsly, go to the cemetery with my father to clean up the graves of family, do maintenance of the place, make it pretty, tell stories, breathe the fresh air...



 

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Apples and apples, making applepie and jars and jars of applesauce that I think will last half through the winter but then eat in less than a month :) (and some quince)

Yesterday I made rosehipsoup from some rosehipfruits I found on my way home from the veterinary. There are lots hanging over the entrance of our garden too, but I think it is too pretty for to pick them.


Raking leaves and feeling envigorated by the chilly air.

The birchtree outside my window slowly turning yellow.

Warm nourishing soups. Making enough for the whole house.

books and books

dark evenings, candles (one by my window thinking about the song "closer" by Laleh "put a candle by my window so you see I am home, do you ever stop outside my window? if you do I am watching the candle to, watching the same thing, all over, and already I feel closer... ...it is all in my head, but what isn't? it is all in my head, but what isn't?")

Making maple leave-crowns:

and listening to the song Maple Leaves:

and the song Autumn by the Plan, and the song Hösten talar med oss (Autumn talk to us)by Vit päls:
and the trees shake and the leaves whirl, chilliness and mist, the whole city getting filled...
 

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I thought I posted something in here, but I guess, I forgot. But today is still October, so here it is.

Here are some pics I took of the leaves in my neighborhood.

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I've been considering making it a personal tradition to read at least one book of ghost stories or whatever. ._.
and I always collect some sort of stuff to wear n Halloween.
I sort of like to smoke more during October than any other month..

More.. erm.. predictably, I listen to The Nightmare Before Christmas soundrack, watch scary movies, listen to creepy pasta, learn about real paranormal experiences, ect.


This month I learned how to make pumpkin extract and roast pumpkin seeds.
 
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