September 21st, 2010

I Will Fall

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Yes, I know that it’s 90 degrees outside. The calendar, however, tells me that today we fall, and I plan to listen to him. Here’s my dark secret, Nashville: I love to fall. I love scarves and layers and chills and plaids and walks through leaves.

Fall has a transporting power. It takes me back to Yale, back to Gothic architecture and collegiate angst, back to subway rides through Manhattan that would get me to where I needed to go with enough time to stop for morning coffee, back to that coffee itself, perhaps infused with a little seasonal nutmeg and spice. Regardless of where I am or how nostalgic I may be, fall is a time for fresh starts. It’s a time to change colors and drift into playful exploration. As such, I’ve chosen the sycamore hi-tops today, because no matter how it feels outside, today is fall.

So, I will grab a cardigan when I leave the house.

I will throw on the Steven Alan striped scarf.

I will layer socks under my sycamore Chucks.

I will fall.

Posted at 12:37 pm by rachel in: Converse

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