Friday, 7 September 2018
For so many years it was the start of school/high school/university/more university/grad work, and then it was the end of Burning Man... but September has always had, for me, a sense of loss. Somehow Summer always seems to wrap up at the end of August, even though the calendar says Fall doesn't start until the 21st or so....
The weather has already changed, although I never rule out a hot spell.... I am sleeping with a blanket on again. I wore jeans and boots the other night. I'll ignore the fact that everyone's talking about Halloween already and just point to the "back to school" sales everywhere right now. And the photos of "my kid's first day in grade...." and just... I don't dislike September exactly, but it makes me miss Summer a whole lot.
I didn't get up to much, physically speaking, this summer. No trips away, no big hikes or day trips. I did do a camping trip in Spring but it cost so much money (that I don't really have) and we can't have campfires right now and the smokey air, although cleared out now (knock on wood) really put a damper on things.
Geese are already honking their way elsewhere, leaves are slowly slowly turning, the days are shortening, nights are longer...
I imagine those of you with kids or those of you in College or University mark September as the end of summer too.... I'm trying not to be too glum about it, but yeah, September's a weird month for me... I should probably just accept that.