Falling for Fall

Hannah White, Op/Ed Editor

Leaves are finally reddening and the weather is getting colder – the season known as fall has finally fallen upon us. ‘Tis the real season to be jolly – from the clothes to the food and everything in between, autumn is by far the best season of the year.
The colors of fall are breathtaking – the green, yellow, orange, red, and brown that surround us make life infinitely better. A lovely hike full of gorgeous hues can make you feel like you’re in a movie.
Sweaters and sweatshirts and scarves, oh my! Some people love fall for its fashion. I personally love it because it allows real comfort. Who cares if it’s fashionable? I just like to wear big comfy sweatshirts – there’s something so comforting about wearing warm clothes when it’s chilly outside.
Oh, and the food. The blessed, blessed food. It’s finally time for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches! Even mentioning the variety of soup options and delicious warm foods makes my mouth water. Dare I even mention pumpkin spice? Hot apple cider or hot chocolate just might top it all on a cold day. Plus with the joyful tastes of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner, fall by far has the best foods. The smells and tastes of fall easily make it the best season.
My absolute favorite thing to do on a nice cold day is to dress in warm clothes, curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket, and read a good book. Others enjoy taking the tops off of acorns and making fairy hats to keep the fairies warm as it gets chilly. Curling up in bed is another fantastic activity. Fall happens to be perfect for movie-watching on the couch with your snuggie and some yummy autumn snacks.
Fall is also a great time to serve! Get together with some friends and rake leaves in your neighborhood – you just might make someone’s day, and I’m willing to bet that you’ll have loads of fun doing it.
If you enjoy sports, fall is perfect. I love football season – especially college ball. Mountain biking, tennis, soccer, volleyball, golf, and more are all wonderful parts of fall. And if you’re like me and not remotely athletic, other “sports” include jumping in leaf piles, raking competitions, and wearing sweaters excellently.
Sure, spring is fun with all its blossomed trees, summer’s nice and hot, and winter is pretty with all its snow, but let’s be honest – spring is full of allergies, summer is pretty much Mordor (anything above 90° is too hot), and winter here can rival Antarctica. Fall is clearly the season of seasons.
Honestly, what reason does anyone have to not love fall? Colorful leaves are falling, people are falling (in love, of course), and my stomach is full of delicious foods. What else can a person possibly need?