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The Friday Newsletter prepares for the second phase of fall
If you trust the calendar, there is only one fall. It lasts from the autumnal equinox in September to the winter solstice in December, and it is three months long.
We all know this to be fundamentally untrue, though.
In reality, there are two falls.
The first one—which, in this hemisphere, we’ve been in for about a month right now—is the Good Fall. It’s a blessed sigh of relief at the end of a long summer when it’s no longer a humid 95 degrees outside all the time, an enthusiastic welcoming-in of decorative gourds and hoodies worn with shorts and pumpkin-spiced-everything. At the onset of this half-season, I purchase and consume one of the precisely (2) pumpkin spice lattes that I have each year. It’s fall cosplay, even though in most places in North America lately it’s still been warm enough to go swimming.
I like this fall. I like it a lot.
But the second fall looms.
You can see it creeping in already, as morning commutes become darker and darker, and vibrant and colorful foliage starts…