I love the weather - cool and crisp, sometimes very foggy (mysterious!). Its cold enough to be interesting and wear layers and its awesome to be out in for hours...without getting too hot & sweaty or way too cold & numbing.
I love apples and winter squashes and making stews and starting to bake again after avoiding the stove and oven for most of the summer.
I love Halloween, and dressing up, and the myths around the thinning of the barrier between this world and the Other. There seems to be a lot of dreaming and possibility in Autumn. Usually this time of year is a very creative time for me, with writing. Not this year, I'm so busy, but I can still feel the ideas pushing in my brain.
I don't love that Christmas stuff gets earlier every year, or that it gets dark so fast (candles are nice, but at 5 at night its a bit much...), or that I start to shut down into 'hibernate' mode, but still. Autumn is my favourite time of year. :)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.
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