The Comfort of Fall

Autumn is our favorite season and it is finally here. We look forward to fleece and wool, chunky knits, cozy time at home together, sipping hot cocoa in the company of a good book or good British murder mystery shows, and ultimately slowing down as nature is also slowing down to prepare for winter.

Soren Kierkegaard knows how to put it best: “Why I so much prefer autumn to spring is that in the autumn one looks at heaven–in the spring the earth.”


Galileo Galilei observing the heavens through a telescope

In autumn, I look forward to not using any artificial means to keep our home and my body temperature comfortable. We have to use the air conditioner in the summer time and heater in winter. However, in autumn, the temperature is just right– not too cold, not too hot.

When it gets chilly in the early mornings when I just get out from under our snug covers, I put on a pair of sweater or fleece tight underneath my night gown and a light long cardigan on top. When it rains and is overcast outside, I lightly layer a turtleneck shirt with a cardigan or keep myself snug with a scarf and comfy sweater. in cooler fall evenings, flannel and fleece suffice to caress a tired body at the end of the day.

Damp autumn mornings and rain help with a slower pace and a calm mode of living if one is in tune with the rhythm of nature.

More on Fall here.

Some photos of Jacob and James enjoying the season:

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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