Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn Indefinable

". . . oh those first fall days, with the sad sharpness in the air
and the leaves bright so that our road is a line of color,
and the feeling of storing - in against the winter, and the pumpkins
. . . the indefinable sense of harvest entered the house,
of apples to be stored away,
of Christmas in the perceptible future . . . "

by Shirley Jackson, 1916 - 1965
[ best known for her dystopian short story "The Lottery"
and her ghost story The Haunting of Hill House]

the above passage is from
Life Among the Savages, 78, 160
referred to by Jackson as
"a disrespectful memoir of my children"

Beaumont says, "Go Boilers!"

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