Fall . the cool, crisp air of Fall . lit candles . red lips . men playing piano . men in skinny ties . the way he looks when he loosens it and undoes the top button . beards . a little gray in those beards . stripes . high pony tails . sweaters . hot chocolate . toast . empty movie theaters . Iron & Wine . the blessing of Home . a pile of clean laundry . afternoon naps . tousled white bedsheets . books . flowers . the moon . reminders (the big kind, the life kind) . that quiet sense that it'll all be alright . the promise of Paris . falling in love with yourself . the start of October .