‘Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.’

One of my favourite books – The Great Gatsby – captures my favourite season so perfectly with this quote.

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There are many views on what this phrase means in the book. Some believe it shows Jordan’s privilege and how she sees her life as a constant cycle of renewal, party all summer and refresh in the other months. Some think it is to show the dying of the roaring twenties era and F.Scott-Fitzgerald was trying to say this was the beginning of a new era and I can see this, especially in the characters. After the events unfold, it changes their lives forever.

For me, I like to think this quote refers to the promise of new things coming. I see the autumn as a time for setting goals and taking stock of what you have done. I guess a part of that comes from the years I spent at school where the beginning of September was the time to start new. Almost a new beginning. A fresh start.

My favourite season by far, Autumn is my downtime. Sitting in a hoodie or under a blanket reading a book, shopping at autumn fairs, getting into a warm house after fighting the brisk wind getting colder each day.

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Very much like the quote says, every year, trees and plants appear to die and animals go into hibernation ready for the winter. It is a season which sees us wandering a bare world ready for the rebirth and rejuvenation in the spring time. I suppose life does appear to start all over again.

I’m not really sure the point of this post, just an inspiration to write about  🙂

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