By: PrideTime editor, Kam Bryan.
Autumn is the season between winter and summer where the temperature isn’t warm, but it isn’t freezing cold either. It’s just right. In the US, Autumn, or “Fall” is the time of year where people get to witness a beautiful thing called change. The leaves turn color and begin to fall from the trees, adorning parks and sidewalks. But apart from that, what is it about this season that makes people so joyus? I’ll let you in on a couple of things: the colder nights mean fire pits and bonfires, which people can’t resist. Hot chocolate and cozy sweaters? They become the new pb&j… another thing people can't resist.
Aside from the aesthetic of leaves, pumpkins, fluffy hats and pinecones, there are many activities you can do. You could spend the afternoon apple picking with your family and make your own apple cider. The next day, you could make a leaf pile as tall as a tree and jump into it, getting lost in a sea of reds, golds, and oranges. You could even go on a hayride or travel through a corn maze if you’re feeling adventurous. For those more into simple pleasures, layer up your bed with extra blankets, bake a tray of seasonal cookies, or spend the evening cozied up in your nook and a cup of tea. No matter whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, age 17, 27, or 70, there is something for you to do!
Mrs. Okrentowich, an English teacher here at Brien McMahon, says “Fall always makes me appreciate that I live somewhere where I can experience the change of seasons.” I’m sure Ms. Okrentowich isn’t the only one out there marveling at how interesting and inviting change can be. In the US, our state is considered very lucky. Cities like San Diego or states such as Florida don’t experience seasons such as Fall or Winter while we do in New England. To most people the idea of not having a winter may seem magical, but people living in the warmer states would be more than ecstatic to get away and experience the cold, snow, and rain.