Tomorrow marks the first day of Fall! Yah! Although this is usually the busiest time for Museums due to school field trips, education opportunities, etc. It's still my favorite season. I am over the Summer of 2020! I'm ready for the autumn breeze to caress my cheeks romantically and it’s calming embrace to encompass my mind and body. Saturday was 66°, with a cool breeze flowing through my window screens. Instead of getting excited about Spring cleaning, my excitement excels when it comes to what I call a Fall Refresh. In other words, I get my life together. I return to packing my lunch versus eating out. I fold my clothes right after I do the laundry. I cook dinner!!! It's like the calm, cool aura that Fall brings allows me to reset. Even the walk to my car is slower. My taste buds change as well; I begin to crave the hefty taste of eggnog and apple cider's crisp tartness. May I add that, I dress super cute this time of the year!
Under normal circumstances, I visit multiple museums around this time. Some museum visits are new, and some are repeated because even though the gallery hasn’t changed, I have changed—my perspective changes. I'll look at a painting that I may have gazed upon a thousand times before, but this time I may notice a unique brush stroke, or a hidden flower in the background. I always take a stroll through The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore around this time, but I’m not sure that will happen this season. I have plenty of small and local bookstores to mosey through. That’ll get me through until I can make a trip to Baltimore. I don’t mind I escaping from the world with my books and supporting a small business in the process as I wait.
I took advantage of Fall’s grand opening weekend by pulling out my favorite Chunky cardigan and cuddling up with a new thriller book. I even wrote a letter to Fall.
If by now you're not motivated to take a walk outside, ride your bike, or support your local book shop, then I don't know what to tell ya, other than you're missing out on a chance to reset. If you can experience what Fall has to offer, take advantage of it. She's calming yet exciting. Daring yet reserved. Mysterious yet straightforward. Man, I'm on a roll! Seriously, autumn has a lot to offer. Stop and push the reset button.
I am writing this blog in a lovely coffee shop that I’ve missed. Yet, still, I would rather be home.