November in Vermont is brown. And, I love brown and I love November.
November is the month of the Scorpio - my best overall match in all (I am a Pisces). Mitch is a Scorpio. My bestest friend from college is a Scorpio. Vibe fanatic Caitlin is a Scorpio. Scorpios and Pisces swim around and around with a special bond and unique intuitive conversation. And, while, when agitated, Scorpios sting, their Pisces buddies have a protective gel around them that doesn't just repel the sting, but bounces back making for honest and friendly feedback.I also love brown. I have brown hair, brown eyes, and mostly brown clothes. According to About.com:
Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral color. It is found in earth, wood, and stone. Brown is a warm neutral color that can stimulate the appetite. It is found extensively in nature in both living and non-living materials. Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.
I think one of the reasons I love brown so much is my close affinity with nature and my vibrant personality likes to be toned down, and brown helps keep it real.
I also love brown because it signifies one of life's hardest lessons - The Grass Is Not Always Greener!!! And in Vermont, in November, the grass turns brown! Yay! That means life is living, snow is coming, and warmth becomes a treat, not something to be taken for granted.
This past weekend I took a break from Vibing and Mitch and I headed to Boston to visit with family and friends and to fill our heads and souls with history. Vermont is grand, but sometimes I need a more worldly view, not only to appreciate Vermont, but to keep thinking out of the box and sharing that energy with others. And, to keep reminding myself that the grass is not greener!
Would I make more money in Boston so I would not have to stress so much about finances? Of course! But my business, life, energy, and hard work is in Vermont. The subway air, litter, racing around, wasted time, and lack of brown (never mind green) would give me a heart attack before I was 40! But, catching up with loved ones, walking the Freedom Trail, and exploring the Boston Museum of Fine Arts renewed my spirit, giving me copious amounts of energy for my next Vermont Vibes adventure!
Hint - November is a fabulous time to explore various small Vermont communities, make new friends and connections, and eat delicious food at local town dinners. A great place to look is www.vermontvacation.com and search for suppers, or just google search "Vermont town supper" or "Vermont community dinner" and see what you come up with! And keep an eye out for the Vibe - we've got a Vibin' crew this weekend!!!