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Monday, September 11, 2006

soup & school

This morning's weather -- dark, drizzly, cool but not cold -- kept making me think of soup labels. All I can figure is that my mother must have sent me to school on a day like this with the Campbell's soup labels that she had saved over the summer. The labels always had those ridges from the shape of the can, and they were fastened together with a paper clip.

Maybe I should be Jewish, because I really think that the "new year" starts in September. I love September and October. I don't think I'll ever outgrow my affection for school supplies, new shoes and socks, book covers, buying Halloween candy, brightly-colored maple trees, acorns on the sidewalk, caramel apples, and sunny, low-humidity days. Even the few bad things about early autumn (football season, yellowjackets, increased traffic) are pretty easy to get over. I can't wait to start buying fresh apples at the farmer's market. I can't wait to start wearing sweaters and corduroy pants again. I can't wait to stop shaving my legs every time I take a shower. I can't wait to make knishes and a nice hearty soup.


  • At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's nice to have such a good outlook on Fall. I hate it! I hate when the kids have to go back to school. All that scheduling and structure! I hate having to put away my summer clothes, and having to wear pantyhose or tights to work. Mainly, September signals Christmas prep as ridiculous as that sounds. So much work for one or two days!
    I hate getting up in the morning when it's dark like it was this morning.
    I will try to think of some of the good things, and I do have some fun things to look forward to, but, all in all, this time of the year is the most depressing for me.

  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    Mmm. Knishes!

  • At 2:29 AM, Blogger Therapy Doc said…

    I saw you linked to Jew Eat Yet and thought I'd stop by and say hi. Love your reading selections and am linking over to you on that alone! So cool.

    All right, not to burst your bubble, but in the Torah and the Gemorrah (Jewish law stuff) there are lots of references to the new year actually starting in APRIL!!!!! when Passover begins. Renewal. Makes sense, no? But nobody holds by that anymore.


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