I’ve mentioned before that “You’ve Got Mail” is one of my favorite films, mostly for sentimental reasons. One of my favorite lines is when Kathleen Kelly (how can you not love that name?) is emailing her still-anonymous online friend, Joe Fox,
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
Fall is here. I used to love the beginning of fall. The smell of leaves and bonfires. The sounds of marching bands and football games. I’m long past my school days but I still buy pencils and notebooks at the end of every August. I can’t help it.
However, fall leads to winter, and winters are usually dark for me. Emotionally, I mean. I don’t enjoy winter much. So I’ve been dreading fall. I live for summertime. And it’s always so fleeting.
A couple weeks ago we went on a spur-of-the-moment camping trip. We packed up supplies, kids, dog and headed west.
You know what? I’m ready for fall now. I am. That camping trip was really good for me. It was a farewell to summer and a preview of the beauty of the season. Bring it on, fall. I’m ready.
What’s your favorite part about fall?