Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Autumn Equinox

"The weight of the afternoon sun

already falls more lightly on my back than it did a few weeks ago. The days seem not only shorter but also somehow thinner too, and every morning that dawns above freezing feels like a morning won back from the inevitable. Nothing is dry yet, of course, but the promise of eventual dryness is in the air. A day will come when every crown of seeds will rattle on the weeds in ditches and fields, when leaves will crunch obligingly underfoot again."

please note: excerpt from The Rural Life, September, by Verlyn Klinkenborg
& art by Van Gogh

5 comments:

  1. Yup, summer's over...so I'm gonna blow everything off and run away to the beach for a few days late tonight...

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  2. It may be autumn by the calendar, but by the feel, it's still summer in Detroit.

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  3. "Thinner." Indeed, that is how parts of the days in France feel right now. It is definitely autumn in the Hexagon.

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  4. Every word of this so very true.

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