Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

Well, here come the fall.

That's what I'm afraid of.

What, the season?

No, the fall.

Oh, you mean failing in your endeavors.

Yes, the fall.

But, look around you. The leaves are turning different colors.

So am I.

It's the season we prepare for the cold.

That's what I'm talking about—the oncoming cold.

You don't like the cold?

Who does? I need warmth in my life.

That's why we put on protective layers.

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To protect us from the cold.

Yes.

And people, places and things?

Yes, the environment.

My environment needs a lot of protection.

Well, prepare now while you're dwelling on it.

How do I do that?

Cover the parts of you that are exposed.

Cover them?

Blanket them so that the cold can't affect you.

Isn't that like hiding?

No, you're still in the game. You'll just have more protection from the cold.

I'm going to need a really big parka.

Whatever it takes. Spring and warmth are just around the corner.

That would be nice.

Button up. Live and learn in the fall.

Nice talking to you.




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