Well, maybe not just yet. But soon! My dears, today was the first day of fall. Yes, yes I know there's nothing about it on the calender, and maybe it's not fall where you live, but here in the vast metropolis of Greater Dallas, today was most definitely the first of fall. It was pleasantly coolish (which, of course, means lower 70's, but who's counting), and that helped, but it was more than the temperature. It was the air and the light and the smell and the way the wind blew, plus that mysterious indefinable little hint of something that makes fall fallish. It was, quite simply and irrefutably, A Fall Day. It may be 90 degrees tomorrow. I don't care. After today it can't be summer anymore.
It was lovely to finally be at school in the fall today. I've been waiting for the day when it would feel like school was on for the past almost-four-weeks and today, it finally felt right. It was so beautiful on campus today. I get out of my last class right as the sun's starting to set just a bit and the light was pure gold and the sky was blue and the wind was just right. I listened to Madeleine Peyroux and kept my windows open the whole way home, even though open windows on an expressway make for a rather loud trip. It was smashing.
(Or maybe today was so beautiful because I got That Paper turned in? . . . nah. Today was just beautiful, and that's all there is to it. Though turning in the paper certainly helps.)
Now go cook some squash and get yourself in the autumnal mood!
p.s. isn't it amazing how the parking lot is always fullest on the days you're running late?