“What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?” cried Daisy, “and the day after that, and the next thirty years?”
“Don’t be morbid,” Jordan said. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald*, The Great Gatsby
When I was little I actually thought the new year started in the fall, because that’s when school starts, or maybe because that’s when the Jewish new year starts. I don’t remember when I realized that January 1 was when the rest of the world marks a new year, but since I’ve always been in school (either attending or teaching) I still get the feeling that autumn is a new beginning.
Here in Hangzhou the leaves have just started to change properly. The weather is finally cool and pleasant instead of insanely humid. It really feels like something is starting over.
But really, there’s no reason for this entry other than to show off some pretty photos of fall from various places around the world. Enjoy!