joie de vivre-- a cheerful enjoyment of life & an exultation of spirit.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mixtape. (No. 11)

These days, there are large, twisted gourds on the windowsill and a steady replenishment of fresh cider in the fridge. Woolen socks have once again worked their way to the front of my dresser drawer and as the air continues to grow more and more crisp, life around these parts has become wrapped in scarves and sprinkled with pumpkin spice. In more ways than one, Fall has most certainly arrived in the city and boy does it feel good. So, so good.

There's something special about these Fall months-- something so unique about the tastes and smells and traditions that accompany this season. It's a time for transition, a time to take pause, a time to cherish the small moments of change each day. And after such a long, horrendously hot & incredibly busy summer, I can't tell you how welcome these changes have been for me.

With the coming of Fall, I've found a renewed pep in my step-- a refreshingly untapped source of energy-- that has spurred an insatiable urge to soak up every bit of this season. And so with that, here's to you, sweet Fall. Here's to patches of pumpkins and orchards filled with apples, here's to cold bottles of hard cider and mugs of hot tea, here's to the click of boots on the sidewalk and the rustle of fallen leaves, and here's to a playlist that I've found to be the perfect soundtrack & companion to it all.

Happy listening, friends.

On Top of the World -- Imagine Dragons
The Fear -- Ben Howard
Classy Girls -- The Lumineers
The Boxer -- Mumford & Sons (feat. Jerry Douglas & Paul Simon)
Walk It Off -- Angus & Julia Stone
Feel Again -- OneRepublic
Little Talks -- Of Monsters and Men
Lonely Boy -- The Black Keys
Icswyw -- The Hill and Wood
She Got the Honey -- Mat Kearney

Photo above via Celine Steen.

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