Oh Autumn, how I love thee. People around me can't understand my love for you. But each time I catch a glimpse of you, my heart's desire is renewed. You comfort me with sweaters, coats and socks. You change green pastures into beautiful golden colors of red, yellow and orange. I wait, tirelessly, nine months out of the year to be with you. And although you only grace this part of the globe with your presence so briefly, often shorter than the three months I am promised on my marked calender, I savor ever moment.
For how could I prefer a season of blazing heat or rainy clouds? How could I find pleasure in all that sunshine or gloom? I adore you for your mixture of both. You are unique and silly in a way that makes me always carry a jacket with me everywhere I go just in case you decide to drop 10 degrees within 10 minutes. You sway me to cook comfort food and put cinnamon in my coffee. Autumn, it is you that makes me want to take up knitting and pie baking. Two things I know I will never do, but your beauty and moderate climates is what makes me really believe that this is the year that I will. Oh Autumn please stay forever. It is you that gives me a cold nose when I ride my bike. It is you that makes me pair tights with every outfit I own. You bring squash to farmer's markets and pumpkin flavored everything to every place you touch.
Autumn, it is you that makes me happier than I have ever been. You drop leaves all over an otherwise bare sidewalk. They decorate the streets like a magical city. But, alas, I have on request: please stop with this death spikes you drop from your golden pastures. Goddamn it if you drop one more of those spikey tree balls on my head one more time! Like honestly mother nature, what purpose do those damn things serve?!