Drinking Nostalgia aka Pumpkin Spice
There seems to be a love/hate issue when it comes to Pumpkin Spice coffee drinks.
I am in the love category.
I love the change of season; I love the smell of spices whether it be pumpkin, apple or cinnamon.
I love, love, LOVE Halloween.
It’s my favorite time of year.
I look forward to pumpkin-flavored everything!
When I was a kid and up until I was a teenager, my mom would decorate the whole house with fall-colored leaves and fall-scented candles. She loved to decorate as much as I loved her to do it. My family and I carved pumpkins and made salted pumpkin seeds from the slimy guts of the orange gourds. For me pumpkin spice reminds me of my favorite time of year: for me, I’m drinking nostalgia.
I remember one year, my mom made a crock pot of apple cider; it made the house smell so yummy. It was like drinkable potpourri.
My pumpkin-spice friends and I get giddy for this time of year. We love to share pumpkin memes and Halloween messages. We look forward to pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin creamer in our coffee; I am not sure if they feel like they are drinking nostalgia. I am just happy they want to share a pumpkin-flavored coffee with me.