Tuesday, September 01, 2009
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September 1, 2009
Hello and welcome back!
This week for school I gave my students the task of writing a friendly letter. So, I am writing to you.
Its on this day that I am filled with hope.
This first of days in the months that end in -er are some of my favorite days of the year.
Yesterday, I could feel the twinges of fall beginning as the eve of your arrival danced on the breeze...the air was cooler, and, as if you have already begun to wave your wand of change, some of the leaves on the trees are preparing to turn gloriously red-ish.
Every year I am surprised by how good you smell, and last night, as I walked outside one last time to say goodbye to August and those lovely days called summer, I caught a teasing whiff of the sweet goodness you bring when you finally make the choice to stay.
Before I lived in this sweetest of southern states, I used to know your scent by an orange colored candle I would pull out from under the bathroom sink every year.
Who knew that "Fall-Time" was a real-life smell?
I don't need that candle anymore. I just open the windows, and fall comes in.
What else do I love about this first day of this great month (and the months to come)?
Well, you bring the celebration of the birth of my first child, the beauty of Gods creation in the best of colors, the beginning of soup season.
And craft season.
You bring the opportunity to start drinking more hot beverages, and eating breads that are ladled with spices.
You bring apples with caramel.
You bring warmth, and charm, and the ability to hike without bugs.
September, you're the beginning of a great time.
I love you so....