Today on campus the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and a soft breeze tousled my newly darkened hair. Jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt were all I needed to be comfortable. What a perfect day! September is one of my favorite months of the year. Actually, the entire Fall season wins my vote for 'most awesome' and 'totally tubular' months of the year. I'm not sure if it was subliminal messaging from Earth, Wind & Fire that has made me fall in love with September, but it could be these other reasons as well...
The Colors! Fall is most definitely the most beautiful time of the year. Sage, copper, red, orange, yellow, brown... how can anyone gander at Mount Olympus and not gasp at the flameless fire that sweeps across the surface? I feel like for the few months that the leaves are changing I am living in an acrylic painting. With the way my mouth is locked in a smile during the season, I'm sure I've entered a Bob Ross painting... happy trees!
The Clothes! So let's all face the truth: Priscilla has very little fashion sense. My only accessories consist of a beat up Fossil watch, little silver earrings, and the occasional dainty ring. My favorite outfit includes jeans, a simple t-shirt, and Mary Jane's or colorful tennies. I also own like a bajillion hoodies and jackets, so I love any opportunity to wear them. What a better season to sport my favorite look than Fall? There is only one time of the year where I actually look like I have not committed a fashion faux pas. Sweet sauce! Thank you fall!
The Smell! Okay, so I may be totally off my rocker on this one, but I swear Fall has a specific smell. It's a sweet combination of fallen leaves, fresh rain, ripe veggies from the garden, and spices. It's the smell of change. I always welcome it with a long, drawn-out whiff followed by a peaceful, exhaled sigh. Ahhh, I smell...I smell...Obama?
Finally, the one thing that makes me giddier than the rest. Drumroll please...
The Crunchy Leaves!
Oh baby, do I love crunchy leaves. They satisfy all the senses. Except taste. I doubt they taste very good...blech! Anywho, I love walking on campus and hearing the choir of crunching emanating from all directions. Talk about the ultimate surround sound! And yes, I will go slightly out of my way to step on that crunchy-looking leaf.
So there you have it. My official ode to the Fall season. Keep a look out for crazy Cill as her plaid tennis shoes zigzag across the sidewalks attacking every leaf she sees. Also, if you get in her way, she cannot guarantee to avoid crunching you too. Nothing can stop her when Fall is here... except Chuck Norris. Chuck conquers all. I hear that when life gives Chuck Norris lemons he makes grape juice. Better watch out for him, too. [Shudder].