On this cloudy, cool, and rainy Fiction Friday, we have “Wicked’s story about Autumn,” as it arrived this day. Autumn does not have the great personification of let’s say an Old Man Winter, but the autumn equinox is here. The most notable characteristic of autumn is its shorter days, cooler temperatures, and like today it’s a rainier season. Wicked is making these generalizations about this season because it is a time of change and these kinds of changes are unpredictable: There has been no killer frost as yet this year, but the thoughts of an Indian summer are already on Wicked’s mind, it is the time of harvest and a time to prepare for winter.
The autumn air and shorter days will bring the brilliant colors to the leaves on the trees leaving them bare for the long winter months. Autumn means change to Wicked but he doesn’t adjust well to changes; he knows that fighting this inevitable change is futile, so he will be going with the flow of nature and of life.
There’s a sense of change in the air that Wicked could have predicted by the date on the calendar but this enviable change of season would be no prophecy. Just the splendor of nature doing its thing is what autumn is all about.
Thanks for Listening,