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Sophie woke up on the 3rd day of school and these were the first words she spoke: “Is it fall yet? Because I love fall Mommy!”

Lovely Sophie and her lovely sentiments. (Wait till I tell her that fall ushers Halloween and Thanksgiving – the happy precursors to Christmas!)

How wonderful to be six and enamored by the simplest things in life.  

Later I followed her through the school grounds in search for fall’s elusive footprint on our Florida palm trees.

Undeterred she resolved to search each and every day for the perfect auburn colors on the perfect autumn leaf.

Enchanted Sophie has decreed we must drive north this fall and witness the changing of the seasons.

So shall it be.

September 3, 2009