The Fall here is lovely. Getting up in the dark, though, really blows. As the alarm goes off at quarter to seven and it’s smashed into submission for another nine minutes, I can’t help but think about the lack of light anymore. Days like this make the tropics seem more and more appealing as they keep most of their daylight in the winter while ours disappears like so much change in the cushions of the couch. As we near the cross-quarter day of Halloween, we’re halfway from the equinox to the solstice, where dark of night is dispelled but for 10 of the 24 hours in these parts. It makes those of us who are seasonally-affected much less positive about the coming winter, that’s for sure.
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