Autumn means football games and mulled cider. Autumn means beginnings if you’re involved with anything academic, which is a bit ironic, since the world around us are getting ready to hibernate for the winter. Autumn means digging out the sweaters and packing away the sandals. It’s refamiliarizing yourself with a morning routine that involves starting the car early. Autumn means breathing in and feeling the sting of cold air.
In the autumn, it feels right to light candles throughout the house and curl up with a book and a mug of coffee, no matter what time of day. There are pumpkins to carve and children to tickle (although the tickling can and should also be done in the summer!). There’s a burst of energy in the autumn, and maybe it’s from the wind or the magnificent canvas of color.