Cathy Krizik is a local graphic designer who recently joined my Thursday night feedback class. She wrote this piece in response to the prompt, "Tell me about a pleasurable memory from your childhood," and I thought it was the perfect piece for October. I grew up on the east coast and have wonderful memories of jumping in fall leaves--and this piece reminded me of that crisp chill in the air--what my mother used to call "sweater weather."
Rounding the bend to October, I am reminded of the leaves: great soft, pungent piles of them under the maple tree in the front yard, under the oak in the back, and everywhere in between.
I grew up in New England, ground zero for leaf peepers. In late September and early October temperatures in ... [Continue Reading]