Book Sales, Lattes and Other Fall ThingsSunday, September 28, 2014
My dear friends, I am in love with Chicago in the fall.
There is something fresh and crisp in the air, like the hanging promise of new beginnings. At random moments, I feel the sudden urge to be poetic and spend my days in the quaint parks of the city. Fall makes me want to feel cultured so I am filled with a renewed desire to appreciate art, literature and music.
I feel rather like the Meg Ryan character from one of my mother's favorite movies, You've Got Mail, when I begin my monologue about the city in autumn. But it's quite true. Classes are starting. School supplies are being bought. Sweaters and boots are brought out of storage. Starbucks changes its drinks menu. Pumpkins are being sold on the street vendors.
Fall also makes me want to venture out from campus.