The days of September are flying by.. It will be Fall before we know it, and the seasons will turn, change into those cooler temps, breezy nights, darker afternoons. I’m excited for the dark, really. I have my moments, but right now I’m craving it to be darker earlier.
My memories of Fall and Winter I’m sure are far more pleasant in my head than they probably actually really were, but.. when I think about Winter time in Naples, I remember sitting outside at barnes and noble on the patio, drinking a hot tea and writing in my journal. Yes, I used to do that shit in high school.. I was that kid. But I remember the wind, the weather, my loneliness but I also remember how content I was with the season, that current condition, right there in that moment. I must’ve been what, 17? I don’t know. I remember it being slightly cold, and slightly cold to us Florida kids is like, 60s. I can even remember the dark grey sweater (men’s knit shirt, from Banana Republic.. I loved that shirt!) I had on and how much I loved it, and how good that weather felt. Any time I’ve ever tried to recreate that moment and feel that again, no matter where I’ve been, it’s been unsuccessful. Maybe the problem has always been that I’ve tried to recreate that moment, instead of just enjoying the current one. I will try it this year, enjoying the current moment, instead of thinking about one that happened 14 years ago.
In any case, snapping out of that, as I realize it’s still 85* out.. My trusty weather.com flow chart says the average temps for Sept are between 74 and 86, so we’re right on schedule.. It won’t be until late October, November and December that I get to feel the 50s and 60s again. I’m ready. 🙂