It's the first day of Fall. It's cloudy and windy outside, and a little spray of rain falls here and there. The chestnut trees are dropping their fruit in the gusts of wind. I bend down and pick some up - three for each pocket. I love to roll them around in my hand as I walk. I throw out the old, dried up chestnuts from last year as I walk and enjoy the fresh, clean, smooth new ones.

I do wish summer could have stayed - it was so long in coming, until I could finally sit out in the sun, enjoy the soft moss. And in a blink of an eye it was past. The semester is fast approaching, Monday the exams start again. I'm already looking forward to next summer!

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