Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fall Forward

Know what this is?

It's fallen leaves, in my yard, this morning.

I realize the mneumonic device for remembering which way to turn your clocks for Daylight Saving Time is "Spring Forward, Fall Back" but I don't want to look back on this past summer. It was a really, really shitty summer. Really. (By far the worst was right at the end, with Sharon. I'd gladly go through the cancer stuff ten times over to have her and her baby back.)

But as of this past week, summer is over, and autumn has begun.

Autumn is my favorite season, and always has been. It's getting colder in a lovely release from muggy summer. Horses start to get a little prance in their steps. The trees turn into a giant painting in colors that you'd dream about.

And this year, autumn just means the end of summer.

So, new rule - this autumn is not allowed to suck.

Period, end of discussion.


Blogger Lanea said...

Yep--you've had plenty of sucky stuff this year. If there is any way I can help you enforce your decision on autumn's lack of suckiness, let me know.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

I know that I was amazed to come home on Friday last week to see piles of leaves on the curb (the city sends a truck around with a gigantic vacuum and sucks them up). When did Fall arrive? It seems to be well settled in here.

3:56 PM  
Blogger David said...

I've always preferred autumn even to spring. Does this mean I'm an introvert?

The way I see it, our family is due now for 12 months of non-stop good news.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Autumn is my be-all, end-all of seasons, too. Love, love, love that cool crisp air and the pretty leaves. 'Course we had the worst drought in decades here in IL so I'm told the leaves might not turn very pretty this year. So maybe I can absorb some fall suckiness for you and let you have a fan-fucking-tastic season. I'd be happy to do it for you, too! (My word verification word today is "wakyl". Isn't that the best fake word ever?)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Symbolically, autumn is a time of harvesting what has grown during the previous year and making room for the new for next year, so let's hope that all the crap you've been through over the past few months will be good fertilizer for a beautiful future!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous twig said...

Fall is gorgeous here in New England. The husband decided we HAD to buy a house with LOTS of trees. When the leaves turn it's beautiful. When they start to fall -- it's a full time job to rake fast enough to see any of the grass.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

It will not suck. End of discussion.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hear, hear.

3:16 PM  

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