Heather Stillufsen, Autumn Quotes
Like millions of others, I am a huge fan of the month of October. After the oppressive heat and humidity of the summer months, the crispness of the air, the rich hues of the leaves, and the shortness of the days signal that a more serious season has arrived. The frivolity and beautiful nonsense of the summer has dissipated, and real grown-up life has taken its place, at a much lower temperature! When I was teaching for those 37 years, October 1 was a serious date, as about half of the first 9 weeks was through, and the end of the first grading period would soon end. Students were accustomed to their schedules and teachers by October 1, and their school tasks were before them to complete. Yes, I think October helps us to work at our objectives and tackle the work we must do.
Please do not think that my love for October means I am looking forward to winter! In southwestern Pennsylvania, there is no prettier month than October.
I hoe an October frame of mind helps you, my readers, to enjoy and embrace the change in the rhythm of life, and to be all that you can be.
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