Thursday, October 17, 2013

Savoring the Season

Good evening, boys and ghouls. I'm sorry that I haven't posted an update in a while. I was trying to put together a little October treat for you, but alack, YouTube has not been cooperating with me. In the meantime, you may enjoy my haunt video again, heh heh.

Anyhow, this season is thick with content to follow as it is. We are the October people, this is when we are most active. Maybe it's a blessing to have one fewer blog cluttering up your blog roll with posts!

It's been a strange season. We're half way through October. It seems I'm always waiting for Halloween, and then it's here, and it doesn't seem real somehow. I'm so busy, I scarcely have time to acknowledge the passing of the season. More's the pity.

Sometimes one must simply slow down, and savor the season. To that end, I find there's no better way to slow oneself down and appreciate the moment, than to enjoy a cigar.

I know, I know, smoking is awful and bad for you, and all that, but a treat once in a while can't do me much harm, and might do a lot of good.

There is something, specifically, about good tobacco that forces one to be quiet, still, and observant. There is something inherently meditative about cultivating the ash on ones cigar, or tending the ember of the briar bowl; and the rhythmic breathing involved in the act of smoking. I urge you to try it! It's simple finding a good cigar, just visit your local tobacconist, the cigars will usually be sequestered in a climate controlled room. Just wander around, and when your eye falls on an interesting looking cigar, hold it up to your nose and sniff. When you find one that's really special, that's the one to pick!

I'm also enjoying a good apple cider, an appropriate beverage for the harvest tide. I usually go for Ace Hard Cider, as it's the tastiest and most affordable cider of my acquaintance. I am an epicure, rather than a connoisseur, I enjoy the simple pleasures. Tonight, however, I've found another equally affordable and very enjoyable cider, Crispin hard apple cider.  Specifically, their "The Saint" which is sweetened with maple syrup.

And to occupy my auditory senses, I'm enjoying this wonderful recording of Vincent Price, relating the history and intricacies of witchcraft.

Witchcraft~Magic - An Adventure in Demonology

Anyhow, if I don't see you again before the big day, I wish you a happy haunting season, and a magickal Halloween!


  1. Aww... I want to see that Halloween treat of a video you had planned! I'm sure YouTube will work for you again. I couldn't get several sites to work for me recently and now they're fine.

    While I can't relate to the cigar smoking, I'm glad you've had a chance to slow down and enjoy autumn. I could go for some cider! I like hard cider a lot too. I don't know about the Ace or Crispin brand, but I like Woodchuck cider. The Amber is good, but I'm not into their other flavors so much.

    P.S. ~ You're invited to my Halloween blog party! If you have a photo of yourself in costume (from any time in your life) email it to me and I'll include you in the celebration. The party is planned for October 25. Here's last year's party, if you're interested in how this goes:

    Hope to see you there!

  2. Glad your able to enjoy the season. I'm still pissed I won't have a haunt this year. Oh well.