Just a little bit over one week left of August. At the end of next week, a new year of working with School of the Bible begins.
I don’t know offhand what the “official” first day of Fall is this year, though I’m sure it’s sometime in September, probably a few weeks from now. But for some reason, whenever the calendar clicks over to September, in my mind Fall has arrived.
Having lived in Texas for almost 8 years now, I have to disregard the indications of the weather here, which usually (and by that I mean always) exhibits an annoying tendency to remain not merely warm but downright hot for months after Summer’s official expiration date has come and gone. As a native of the Great Northwest, this has always been a jarring contradiction for me, and one that I am no longer sure I will truly get used to. One would think that after over half a decade here I would no longer be surprised by the ongoing need for short sleeves all the way into October, or perhaps even November.
I’m not going to lie. Right now I long for Fall. The changing of the leaves, a crispness in the air, long sleeves, seasonal decorations. All these things call to me, as I sit trapped in air conditioned buildings or swelter while walking short distances outside.
And yes, maybe I’m coming off a bit whiny in this post. I will be the first to own up to that fact. Truth be told, I want Fall weather, and I want it now, please-and-thank-you-very-much. Alas, the forecast has yet to comply with my wishes.
How about you, dear reader? Are you longing for Fall? Or something else? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.