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Ten months into 2017 and the year is almost over. I try to savor every single day of October, every year, because annually, it goes by too damn fast. I love this month. The climate, the colors, the costumes... the closure.

Driving home tonight, the winds ripped across the open roads with such an energy, I could feel the vehicle listing despite my grip on the wheel. In the distance, across the barren acres of farm plots, I watched the leaves fly from the branches. With the sun setting, I sunk my head back into the seat and heard the keys of a piano come in...

...and the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear.
What do I care?

...and kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on
And on.
— U2