Whoever thought that autumn would be late this year was dead wrong. Today was cool, it was rainy, that kind of weak rain that makes you feel cold, the leaves had definitely taken some colours and it felt like autumn. I was glad I was wearing a heavier jumper than yesterday.
It struck me anyway today: autumn has arrived. It is here, it is not merely looming, it is not merely at the door. It might get warmer in the future, but it has arrived. So this evening, I took the warm clothes out of their boxes and put them on the top shelves of the drawers. It is a ritual I usually do at the weekend, but I think it was necessary to do it tonight. I find it strangely enjoyable. Autumn is the season of comfort, or heavier clothes and heartier food. Getting the heavy jumpers ready to use does not merely keep you prepared for colder days, it reminds you that you can appreciate them.
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