I know. I’m late. Apologies.
I’m a bit distracted by the most basic of October Thoughts today, as I have been over the last few days.
Today, I’m going to spend some time with my friends.
Like I’ve said before, I still tend to live my life by the school calendar. A summer free-for-all where we all scatter to the four winds, a September when we try to settle down and try to get ourselves back into a normal routine and then October.
October is for the gathering of the tribe, the time to come together to celebrate the harvest and renew relationships with those we may not have seen much over the summer.
Today is a little different for me. Today, I’ll be a part of a gathering of 1,500 members of the Timbers Army traveling 180 miles to the north to face our most hated rivals. A great deal of pride and passion and love will be shown today.
Every year at this time, I find myself a part of some gathering, be it a wedding, a memorial, a homecoming or this insane, rolling tailgate-convoy, that makes me thankful for those around me. Without each and every one of you, I’m not sure who I would be.