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Monday, 30 October 2017

Fare Well October

Some Australian  Tourist travel blurb says:  Queensland: beautiful one day, perfect the next.  They are talking about the sun. 

The Australian Sun causes that light you only seem to find in Australia but it is relentless for European eyes and, the horror the horror, I don't like it. This is one of the two things I don't like in OZ. 

The second stepchild of my otherwise great love for the 5th Continent is  the lack of well marked seasons, I miss them when in Australia. I miss walking through ankle-deep fallen leaves, catching one falling  before it touches the ground for "good luck" ....

This song, for me, really transmits  that lovely melancholy at the summer leaving enhanced by the anticipation of these looooong, grey November rains.....

Goodbye October, welcome November.

Thank you Neighborhood Bully (Steven)  for making me discover Francis Gabriel.

1 comment:

  1. Mon plaisir, Rita! Francis Cabrel is my favorite french singer/composer since Jacques Brel.

    Here's another "October" classic--though not nearly as bucolic and buoyant as Mr. Cabrel's lovely tune.
    Bill Nelson (of Yorkshire, England): October Man (1982), from the great lp The Love that Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YiyFnpe8OU