September 4, 2008

Hello Dear Friend

Ah, Autumn. You're almost here! I noticed the leaves and grass looking a little crunchy lately. I even noticed some red leaves during my last race. That meant you would soon be knocking on my door, aching for my autumn wreath to adorn our entryway, looking for my fall decor strategically placed around the apartment. Don't worry Autumn, it'll all be up on your Equinox- the first day of the best season of the whole year. You.

You bring my favorite colors in nature. Yellows, golds, reds, and even purples. My mom told me I was an Autumn. This was confirmed by the Mary Kay color wheel. We're soul mates, you and I. So many of my school portraits were designed with your color scheme in mind. Thanks to you, my eyes always popped in pictures- and out. Don't worry, just because I've added blues and greens to my wardrobe doesn't mean we can't still be friends.

We can finally go apple picking and abscond with nature's luscious bounty. I am full of anticipation for my Fujis and my Galas and my Macintoshes. I will make an apple pie just for you. I'll eat it of course- I won't let you spoil your girlish figure. While I'm there I'll make sure to pick up some pumpkins and pretend I'm going to carve scary faces into them. Don't worry, I won't forget the eggplants and squashes. I've been itching to finally cook some spaghetti squash. I'll eat some cider donuts and guzzle down some warm apple cider all the while listening to beautiful rustling leaves.

With you comes a quiet that I lack during Summer. This Summer was particularly busy. I hate to admit it but there's a little part of me that is glad it's over. Summer has so much free time that it gets filled to the brim. You bring a stability of a schedule. I love schedules. I used to love the school schedule that would come in the mail as the first hint of fall. I don't get that anymore but I still get you.

Sadly you will leave me as quickly as you came to me. I will miss you when that day happens. But until then, Autumn, I will relish every moment with you. Hello dear friend.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Autumn is my favorite season, too. I can't wait! When I'm done here in NC, I'm going to move closer to the mountains; fall is always the most beautiful there, I think. Yay for apple-picking! Ryan and I did that 2 years ago and I really want to go again. Cheers to fall!