When the first crisp scarlet leaf unmoored from the tree.
The first day of school was always cool and clear
This world isn't so
More or less all year round and they're
Mostly brown anyway. The first day of
School was 84 degrees and murky to boot.
disillusionment you say? bah.
I like this world pretty well, actually.
it's messy and stories don't stop at The End and you have to do more than shriek when you see a cockroach in the kitchen cabinet and when you want to Find Out More you can't just Check It Out at your Local Library and broken limbs just aren't that glamorous and gallons of milk don't appear in the refrigerator magically right on schedule and North is only Up if you're holding the map the right way and come to find out the Good Guys are really pretty indifferent most of the time.
I've got a life to live,
And you love me.