“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
~John Boynton Priestley
Not cool, Mother Nature, not cool. This is not how the weekend before Halloween is supposed to look.
What happened to the leaves spinning a blanket of golden amber and fiery red? To pumpkins that sit on pavement instead of in crystalline flakes? To candy corn, apple cider, and boots that are meant to celebrate fall and not protect against wintry weather? What happened to having four seasons?
I love the snow, I really do, and the first powdered-sugar coating of it is magical, but this is ridiculous. I’m gonna need you to get your act together, Mother Nature, and not give us this lace of white again until at least December. Got it?
Is it snowing where you are? If so, how are you spending this winter-during-autumn day? I devoted the morning and afternoon to editing work (so super excited to have officially shortened the book by over two-hundred pages and nearly 70,000 words!), and now I’m off to dive back into WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Something tells me I won’t be able to resist watching the feathery flakes fly, either. October or not, it truly is beautiful.