just some recommendations for autumn.
halloween // be more chill
it’s almost halloween // panic! at the disco
the real world // owl city
forest // twenty one pilots
overgrown // oh wonder
wolf bite // owl city
isle of flightless birds // twenty one pilots
plant life // owl city
november // sleeping with sirens
trees // twenty one pilots
the first two are the only ones that are really related to the season, the others just give me autumn vibes.
coraline // neil gaiman
always october // bruce coville
on the day i died // candace fleming
may bird trilogy // jodi lynn anderson
lockwood & co. series // jonathan stroud
the black cat // edgar allen poe
the witch of blackbird pond // elizabeth george speare
the lockwood & co. series is one of my favorites. i’m reading the last book in the series right now and my friend has given me hints about what happens. i’m a bit scared.
the nightmare before christmas
the corpse bride
over the garden wall (tv series)
lots of tim burton movies. i love them very much and they’re pretty much all i watch around halloween.
have some photography. they all have an orange-y hue.
plant’s shadows are so pretty.
i don’t know what this plant is, but i like it a lot. it looks like it has tiny pumpkins growing all over it.
protip: dried pine needles make great fire starters (they’re also one of my favorite colors).
this is the first year of my life where autumn doesn’t signal the beginning of co-op. sometimes i really hated that place, but i miss it now. i would get up early and stand in the yard to watch the sunrise, frosted grass crunching under my shoes and my breath being illuminated by the first beams of light. my mind would become calm and still to match the quiet earth. i needed those numb moments of silence to get through the day, where i would be caught in a buzz of too-loud voices and bodies moving too quickly for me to concentrate on. i have so many memories of co-op, but the ones that stand out to me the most are the yellow lights and dirty tile floors and sitting on wooden boards in the heat while i spaced out and my friends giggled about boys. i remember feeling dizzy and weightless and slow.
i think i made it sound a little awful, but i miss it. i miss my friends.
autumn is my favorite season for a lot of reasons. some simple ones are the chill in the air, apple cider, orange light, flannels and boots, halloween. but i also love autumn because it is lonely. it is beautiful, but it is dying. vibrantly colored leaves can crumble between your fingers. warm days can melt away into long, shivering nights that get into your bones.
autumn is so, so lonely. autumn is cold. i feel like autumn.