Autumn has arrived at last, nearly a month behind schedule, bringing rain and chill and a general mustiness. Time to break out the candles and the soup.
Much more than Spring, Autumn represents starting over for me: unsharpened pencils, notebooks filled with hundreds of blank sheets of paper and lots of promise, crayons smelling like wax.
It's time to buy new clothes - courderoy trousers and striped shirts and wool sweaters, and a pair of brown shoes.
The Swedish word for the day is årstiderna. It means the seasons.
- by Francis S.