And so my favorite month begins.
To celebrate, I caught a horrendous cold (it’s not COVID! but that’s the only good thing about it!), tried writing with capital letters again (what do you think?), went to a virtual preview day for New College Franklin, freaked out about applying to colleges (again), and watched the first episode of Wives and Daughters.
Now I’m working away at school, hoping to get it done before dinner so I can celebrate October even more by hiding in my room with the next episode and drinking hot tea (maybe not at the same time).
You know, I really don’t like tea, except when I have a cold, in which case it becomes a valuable commodity and I bemoan my sore throat entirely too much.
I wrote a recap of my September in this email list… um, email. (Yeah, it doesn’t actually say <<your first name>> if you’re subscribed. Then it looks like I actually addressed it to you! Spoiler: I didn’t.)
From death she casts her spell
All night we hear her sighs
And now a girl has come
Who has her eyes
I like reading fall-y books in fall, but as I recently reread Harry Potter and I’m saving my reread of The Scorpio Races for November, I’m kind of out of ideas. Any suggestions?
I’m listening to “Lily’s Eyes” from The Secret Garden. The book is one of my very favorite middle grade novels, but I’ve never seen the musical and have only heard a few songs. Still. This one gives me chills. You simply must listen to it. (Some of my favorite lyrics are on the picture to the left. image source)
Is it weird that it makes me think of Harry Potter? (I mean, the guy who’s singing that is named Neville. Also *ahem* Lily’s eyes? Which every single HP character seems to be obsessed with?)
Off to do some school…
Also. Today I’m going to try to reply to my mountain of letters. Here’s hoping I’ll have time! And this morning I answered one of my emails. I usually get back to emails pretty quickly, if they’re things like “can you make it Saturday?” or “did you read this?” But not when they’re 1.5k long and full of interesting questions like “what do you think of old earth creationism?” and “is Snape a hero or villain?” (Sorry to my email and pen friends for how long I take to reply.)
I wrote a poem for Inktober (started it yesterday, finished today). The prompt was “fish,” and here’s the result:
Yeahhh, I’m… not sure where that came from.
Now I have to go and write the one for today. The prompt is “wisp,” and I’m thinking something fairy tale-ish.
I think this post is long enough now. So tell me what books remind you of fall and if you like my capitalization or not.
(And you must hear “Lily’s Eyes.”)