“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”-Jim Bishop
Well, it's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the wind grows colder, and your flip-flops have retired to that desolate corner in your closet. That's right, IT'S FALL! I've never experienced fall until I came to Connecticut. In Mississippi, the leaves just turn dirt brown and "fall" off. I spent many a day begrudgingly raking those dun leaves of "fall"-pardon my digression. But there is something captivating about the fall foliage in New England. As I was walking down my street today, I couldn't help stopping to admire the beauty of this scene. I stood in awe as the sun pierced through the golden leaves. These are the moments that I live for. More times than not, people are so busy with work that they neglect the simple pleasures in life. (Being a financially restricted college student, I have learned to derive pleasure from "free" experiences). The semester, as well as the calendar year, is almost over. Take this time to: reflect on what has passed, express hopes for the future, and enjoy the view.