The colors of October

Nura tells me she likes the colors of October, yellow and orange, red and auburn. During this month, the Virginia leaves descend graciously and the fall winds slowly begin to strengthen. “There is something about this month that I love. I love the colors and Halloween.” I watch the trees and the fallen leaves as Nura talks in that melodic tone of hers. It’s a gorgeous Friday afternoon and this Palestinian beauty is a week away from turning 18. Her stunning green eyes are full of passion and hope, glowing in the autumn sun. We are both ecstatic; a feeling of deep euphoria overwhelms us. We wish to close our eyes and sleep under the trees that cast a shadow over us. We wish to stay young, stay as children who want nothing but the world. In this beautiful day, Nura and I breathe in the fresh air, mischievously smiling because today, the world is ours.

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  1. Nura November 9, 2006 @ 4:18 pm

    I wish we could go back to that day, that moment. I want no responsibilities. For the first time ever, I envy the care- free children who have no worries.

  2. june October 18, 2006 @ 12:37 am

    i am a chinese girl. After reading your blog, i think we two have many similiar ideas about life. i hope i could grow up quickly so that i can handle the problems around me, while at the same time, i am afraid of being an adult.
    p.s. In the city i live, autumn is also the most beatiful season. ^_^

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