September 1, 2010
Nothing signifies the transition from one season to the next quite like the first day of September. Never mind that today is just as warm and summery as the day before or that the official start of autumn isn't for another three weeks. It's just that today feels different from yesterday, as if the world somehow shifted in the span of 24 hours. Even though she hasn't fully arrived yet, Autumn is making herself known in subtle ways, whether she's lingering in the cool night air or abbreviating the sun's length of time in the sky. This feeling that things are different, that change is imminent, permeates the air, creating a sort of feverish anticipation for what lies in store. Can you sense my excitement?