When I was younger I loved the summer months, I simply loved everything about them. I couldn’t wait for the longer days, the sun tan, and the heat! There was something to be said for having summers off and being able to do whatever I wanted whether it was watching old tv shows or going to the lake with friends. But now as I get older (yikes) I find myself wanting more and more of the fall-like weather.
I don’t know what it is about the cold brisk nights, short days, and dreary weather. There is now there is something to be said for the feelings that fall and winter bring. I realized today how much I love the smell of leaves now that they are falling off their branches and settling onto the damp ground and fireplaces nearby bring thoughts of warmth and good books and staying inside all day. The air seems to change the moods of everything around, as if it almost simplifies things. There is no need to go out, no need to run errands, no need to stay busy. I think my favorite thing though, about this cold weather, is the feeling of wanting to be close to someone, for their warmth and security. <3