Rain and cool breezes hint at what is to come. I’ve felt it for weeks now…the impending shift in seasons. As I applied yet another coat of paint to the doors down in the basement, I turned up the melancholy on the stereo…the inaugural playing of The Smiths. Morrissey crooned over my shoulder as my brush moved smoothly back and forth across the wooden surfaces.
This summer has been particularly rough, the oppressive heat sucking the life out of everything…the plants, the trees, and me. As always I’m looking forward to fall, but maybe even more than usual this year.