sitting here, friday night, august 29th……only 2 days left of this month. heat is still very much in the air, no evidence just yet of my favorite color, autumn. she will be here soon though. gracefully. artistically. perfectly.
she starts out with a morning chill, flooding one’s mind with childhood play in an orchard. she provides a floor of beauty, the crunch of freshly fallen leaves underfoot. she provides warmth with fresh pressed apple cider, like eclipsing our very being in a wash of velvet or flannel. she brings with her a bloom of colors. certain colors for only a certain time in hopes that we never take advantage of such beauty. we would never grasp such allure if we were surrounded every day. every night. autumn can only stay for awhile. to give us hope. give us promise. give us belief. when she arrives, i shall hold her close to my heart. i will wear autumn. all season long.