From last Sunday.
3.40 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon.
The light has changed. The sun that was so high for the solar eclipse now slips lower on the horizon. Leaves are falling. Chill is in the air. Shadows fall in different ways.
Autumn is here.
I always feel a slight melancholy this time of year. The melancholy is heightened this year, perhaps because of the state of our world . . . disasters natural and man-made . . . politics at a nadir . . . ugliness all around except in my cocoon of work and people and life, all of which is pretty happy.
But as change keeps happening, the world keeps spinning. And appropriately so.
Just in the last month, various changes:
- Spencer is off to The King and I.
- former students are getting married
- other former students are sharing grown-up news of various degrees of ‘oh my.’
- Charlie is applying to law school
- I’m writing recommendations for prize current students as they apply to college and med school
- Neighbors are selling the house and moving south
- K has retired from his job
Here’s my blog entry about Autumn, from 2011.