Help! The Leaves Are Falling!
-As a farewell to summer, here is an illustrated scene from one of my favourite movies-
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I write this post all tucked up in blankets, just a few minutes after sipping my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year, from the South Bank of London accompanied by the heavenly charismatic voice of Frank Sinatra. I hear the shattering sound of the leaves outside, almost as if they can't wait to spread the news; the very news that the birds have been postponing to announce -while they were building a warmer nest. This feeling of coziness and the warmth of the blankets feel like a long lost lover that if real, would never let go ever again. As much as I don't know how other fellows would react to this very important announcement that the nature has for us, all covered up in pastel coloured coats and cashmere jumpers, behold, dear friends: Fall has come.
It's the time of boots and raincoats, fresh thoughts and new loves accompanied by maybe a skinny latte and soft scarves. And possibly an umbrella since you wouldn't want to look soaked in case Mr. Darcy decides to show up from across the street.
It's the season of new trends (London Fashion Week -yes-, find me a ticket and I'll love you forever), new hobbies and new beginnings. It's also possibly the season where we stop envying the tropical region and the endless ocean pictures on Instagram. As a winter freak, all I could say is just enjoy the rain. Don't complain about the wind on your face (safety instruction: have your scarf and beret on at all times), don't walk without stepping on the leaves and making the utterly satisfying crunching sound, don't pass more than two days without soup, don't wear your Doc Martens without funky long socks (warning: if not, blisters!), don't walk in front of a museum and fail to go in, always drink your tea and never cease to smile.
The season is particularly important for me because I got, and will get to, to see my closest yet farthest friend more times than we have met up during the 3 years of our friendship. You look up and see the same sky with someone even though there are hours and countries in between, close your eyes and suddenly you're sitting with them on a park bench talking about anything and everything while looking at pretty pink daisies.
No matter where in the world you are at the moment, put your worries aside for a moment and just breathe, everything is going to be okay.
To end this post, I would like to share one of my favourite quotes that I feel like might define me:
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
Cheers & take care,