The photo below was taken on November 3, 2009, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. And yes, mom, I was there for legitimate work related reasons on a weekday. Mostly.
Isn't it a little early for Christmas decorations? I mean, I feel like we just went over this last October when I spied my first Valentine's window display. What's with all the season rushing? Oh the poor, pour souls out there who work so hard to live in the present, to enjoy the day. Your efforts are surely for naught. How can you possibly walk down the street on a beautiful fall day, chin tilted towards the sky as your stroll turns into a care-free skip, admiring the blend of blue sky and orange leaves, and then BAM there's this 20 foot arbor-ation forcibly reminding you that the future is closer than you think.
Maybe this display actually is for arbor day? I think, technically, we're closer to arbor day than Christmas day. Maybe it's a sign of our questionable economy? To urge shoppers out of their packages to stimulate the economy? Probably just a sign that Bethesda can't afford tree-sized storage space space. Considering that parking a mini costs $18 an hour, can you imagine how much it must be to park this badboy?!
Anyway, please continue doing your best to live in the moment and enjoy every second. Life is short. Skip a little, but don't skip a lot. Merry Christmas and happy arbor day.