Pumpkins and scarecrows adorn shop windows and Target has Halloween costumes up for grabs. Even though the grocery stores are piling up on endless supplies of candy, all the kids are a bit downcast because they’re faced with a whole year of school ahead of them.
Welcome to September.
The end of summer, shorter days, longer nights, and browner leaves.
And a slow, dreadful preparation for winter.
But that’s just the thing. If you’re like me, you’re always looking back wishing it were the glory days of summer or dreading the drudgery days of winter ahead. You’re never living in the moment. You’re never taking the time to just enjoy the season for what it is.
Fall is everyone’s favorite time of year. It’s not too hot to stay inside or too cold to necessitate the use of all the hot water in the house. You can open the windows and begin building your Christmas list while looking for the best recipe for butterbeer. I think what Green Day meant to sing was, “Wake Me Up When September Starts.”
It’s the perfect season, and maybe this year we can learn to just enjoy it for what it is and live in the moment.
And if I don’t, will you remind me to? Because I’m not getting any younger, and my Septembers are falling off.
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