The Long, Autumn Evening Light Makes Me Walk Slowly

Every turned leaf strikes another sliver of anxiety under my skin. Winter is coming, and it seems to come faster every year.

autumn evening

But there is this light in fall here, this long light in the evening during our slow sunset, that I can watch all the way home from my job selling shoes. I contemplated rushing home to grab my Nikon D60, but I just couldn't do it.

I had to take it in slowly.

autumn evening

Winter is coming, but this light is here, and it still feels warm on my skin.