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Musings on Autumn

When I was a kid I loved fall. Lovely, beautiful leaves, harvesting whatever I managed to grow over the summer, a chance to dress up, to dream past the narrow paths thought safe for a schoolgirl.

Now, I'm not so fond of fall. It means the season of asthma-exacerbation and ice-underfoot is coming. But now that Facebook is showing me my posts from years past, I see how much of it is really about my personal experience of the season--fall is cold/flu/bronchitis/sinus infection season, rather than just anticipation of winter. I don't post about being sick much, because it's boring and really, when I feel crappy, I want to come online to be distracted from it. But still, there've been an awful lot of posts lately from however many years ago that mention me being sick.

It would tempt me to just be a hermit until the new year, except this is also the season of OVFF, Windycon, Chambanacon, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and inevitably additional chances to spend time with my blood and chosen family. And there's never enough of those.

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wyld_dandelyon
Nov. 29th, 2015 09:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! The picture is from a few weeks ago, before we had any snow, and shows the leaves I pile up as a protective winter mulch for the rose bushes.

As to winter, well, that's my worst allergy season, and my asthma is exacerbated by below-freezing temps, so winter is always hard. But the good wishes are very much appreciated!
msstacy13
Nov. 29th, 2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
For just a moment there I was confused about spending time with your blood. Like you drain it out for most of the year, but spend a little time with it around the holidays, when people expect you to be a bit more lively...
:)
wyld_dandelyon
Nov. 30th, 2015 07:17 am (UTC)
You people are silly! Silly I tell you!
filkferengi
Nov. 29th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Here's wishing you plenty of pleasant partying with your platelet peeps!
wyld_dandelyon
Nov. 30th, 2015 07:15 am (UTC)
lol
jarrellwoods
Nov. 30th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
Autumn's my favorite season (as I'm sure many know because I usually state it many times in many ways). It's something about the feeling I get from taking stroll, and the crisp breeze and the colors, and the sky, just the whole package. It's wonderful. I love that photo too--that late rose.
wyld_dandelyon
Nov. 30th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, those are also things I loved as a kid. I suspect that the "It's something about the feeling (good)" part that isn't working for me any more. Oh, well, that's life.

As to the picture: Thanks!
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