The Unbearable Banishment: There is a season

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

There is a season

Last night it got down to 58F (14C). The air conditioner was decommissioned and the windows were opened. While my back was turned, the calendar flipped from August to September. I had to break out a jacket this morning. That's it for summer. So long. Adios.

Bring it on. All-day pots of hot coffee, Sunday New York Giants football games, more theater openings than I have the time or money for, roast beef and potato dinners and thick sweaters.

It's all very nice but I'll miss watching The Daughters dance on the beach. [Family lurkers: click pic to see your niece.]

Billie Holiday knew:


Blogger Sid said...

Yeah well it doesn't seem like Cape Town got the "It's officially Spring" memo. It was storming last night. And I'm yearning for summer to begin. I'm yearning to surf again. I'm yearning for summer sunset concerts.

September 2, 2009 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that film clip makes me feel so nostalgic.

love the photo of your little girl. so cute

September 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Sid: Be patient. You'll get yours. We all do.

Nurse: It's the power of Billie Holiday's voice! None can resist!

September 2, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous nuttycow said...

Ahhh, I love autumn and winter. The two best seasons. Oh, apart from spring.

Summer? You can keep it. What's fun about sitting in the office when it's lovely and warm inside?

September 2, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

How cruel of you to flaunt something this southerner can only dream of.

(But I do love the song and video - thanks!)

September 2, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love autumn in Brooklyn, but I had forgotten that I did. Thanks for reminding me.

September 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nutty: Plus, I like my autumn/ winter wardrobe better than my summer wardrobe.

Lori: I suspected that this might get under your skin. So sorry. Sort of.

Leah: You forget because you grew up here and take it for granted. Leave it to me, a transplant, to keep you in line.

September 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Sally said...

Autumn - it's the best. Dozing with football on, root vegetables and pumpkin seeds, the hiss of school buses and the smell of new crayons and wet leaves. Since I wither in anything over 75 degrees, I heave a big sigh of relief and come back to life when Fall arrives. I'm so anxious to experience it here in Germany. Beautiful daughter pic.

September 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

My fantasy football defensive team...New York Giants.

True Story.

Guess we have that in common eh?

September 2, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger tennysoneehemingway said...

I love winter. It's a beautiful spring day today but still, I love winter. I'm dreading this summer.

September 2, 2009 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

I'm ready for the summer, myself. Bring on the heat and dancing on the beach. Let's get it on.

September 3, 2009 at 4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK and what are you feeding MY niece since we saw her last. She looks like she grew 12 inches and don't tell me it's the angle of camera.
She is the last baby and I needed her to stay that way.

September 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Sally: And the leaves. Don't forget the leaves.

E: If you're rooting for the Giants, does that mean I have to pull for the 'Hawks?

TE: I assume you don't get a lot of snow? You might not like winter so much if you did.

AFM: So wierd to think that you are standing on the threshold of summer. It's football season, for cryin' out loud!

MT: What are you thinking? That's S! Not K!

September 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

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