Autumnal

Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Autumnal may well be my favourite word in the English language. It’s partially because it has such wonderful sounds that flow smoothly into each other – no fricatives to be found here. But it’s also because of what the word represents.

To me, Autumn is a time of coziness. Of warm drinks, Golden colours and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Heat and energy radiate out of it at all times, be that in the mid-day sun, the new fashion items to wear or the red leaves that now lie on the ground.

This warmth is something I try and live out in my life, not just in this season but always. - To share what I have with those in need, and not. - To be friendly even when people aren’t friendly to me (I’ve found this more difficult recently) - and to gather those closest to me whenever I can.

Admittedly “Fall” has some similar phonetic qualities but I can’t divorce it from its other meaning. But as a writer who focuses on an American audience I have to fall for its charms, at least superficially.

Deep down my heart belongs to Autumn.

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