A few weeks ago we celebrated the autumn equinox, the time of the year when the night and day are exactly equal in length.
Now, with the moon barely new above us, a mere glimmer of light in the darkness, we find ourselves fully in a season of deepening, darkened nights. It’s a time for turning inward, of quieting down from long summer days with appointment planners and to-do lists that stretch for miles.
Where I live, in the San Francisco Bay, this is the time of pumpkin spice lattes for some and pumpkin chia smoothies for others, carrot cake (possibly gluten free), newly-planted kale in the ground and reddening leaves on the trees, chilly nights and warm afternoons finally free of fog.
I may be a summer baby, born in June, but cozy-sweater-and-hot-cocoa autumn has always been my favorite season.
At the same time, fall…
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