A chill in the air. Windows cracked open. Coziest sweater donned. Shearling-lined boots tugged on. Walking to return library books, spotting trees with newly-turned yellow leaves on the way. Taking a detour into the forest preserve just to hear the crunch o’ leaves under boots. Stopping to drop off snail mail & to pick up free coffee and hot chocolate. Heating up soup & bread and bringing them out to the balcony. Opening up a book. Sipping coffee. Craving pumpkin- flavored everything.