The Fall Issue

Million Issues 22 - The Fall Issue

million's quarterly collection of images and concepts - the third edition

The fall. Many things. End of summer, getting back to whatever is your business as usual. Seeing familiar faces and probably reenacting old vibes. School Year starts. The big break gives you a huge time-out to process, sort things out, or bury them even deeper. You are loaded with positive memories and bursting with hot summer energy. But it’s colder, and the days are shorter. A new page in the book of your life opens. A blank paper. Many things to fill it with. What will you choose to be recorded on your pages? Are you even aware of the control you have? It’s a mindfulness issue, sure, but whatever. In the jewish calendar, the high holidays of autumn are about becoming purified of the misdeeds and renewing our relationship with the almighty. It means that we look into ourselves, realize what we need to do, recite the core values and we might have a relatively fresh start for the next round (year).

Though its name (ig. “the fall”) sounds hazardous, it  can give us a chance to choose again which side of the rc we want to be. Exhausting. Although being straight with yourself always seems more helpful when trying to sleep at night.

Never mind the gloomy start, fall is also filled with romantic scents, unbelievable lights, and long shadows. Reality bites and it feels like Ron Weasley’s divination from H.P-s teacup: “you’re gonna suffer but you’ll be happy about it”. Autumn can be a place for uplifting, heartwarming optimism. It gets more challenging by the end of October, but we can make it. So why do drifters leave at all? 

The fall is full of hard decisions for the next semester, but being able to choose is a very important and great thing. Sometimes it’s so good that one can’t even do it. So just postpone it till next summer.