It has officially been Fall for over a month… The weather however didn’t get the memo
A time supposed to be full of falling leaves that litter yards and make all the children in the neighborhood go crazy as they quake in anticipation for the piles they can make.
Sadly, due to various reasons, fall has started with smokey air that smells way too much like a campfire and temperatures still reaching 80 degrees and beyond. Not to say I’ve hated the extra dose of sun I have caught before winter, but I miss the quintessential fall that I’m used to. I want pumpkins that are frosted in the morning. I want to see their warm, bright and welcoming orange.
Fall has always been my favorite season and I know that many others feel the same. There is a rebirth in the year as the leaves all die. The start of school for so many. The start of the holiday season and the quiet before crowded dining rooms and too many presents to wrap.
The quiet crunch of leaves is not something I thought I would ever miss, but I find myself longing for more maroons and yellows on my daily walk with my dog. I can only hope that November turns a new leaf and fall can finally begin with colder days, more reasons to buy piping hot pumpkin spice lattes, and less of the smokey air that October brought.
So, if you are reading this, even if you somehow don’t like fall, join me in manifesting the fall we have been lacking. Manifest a rainy and crisp Halloween for your kids or for yourself because fall has been here for a while, but has yet to settle in.
Elisabeth Dellit is a 10th Grader at Jesuit High School. She enjoys reading, writing creative stories, baking/cooking and participating in her school’s drama program.