I popped in 10 Years‘ CD coming home from school, and as I listened to the music, I felt a little odd. The car wasn’t hot inside like it had been since Summer started, and it even felt less hot outside. I put my A/C on and the cold air suddenly made me long for Autumn, Halloween, colder weather, and, in a way, loneliness.
The reason why I feel this way is because I got into 10 Years at Bayfest, which was in October of last year, so since then I had been listening to them.
I guess this was a feeling of nostalgia, but the music made me miss the end of the year, and it’s odd too because I normally consider the Summer to be my favorite season. Who knows, maybe I’m really an Autumn person. I love getting those festive gourds from my job to decorate our table with, and of course Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (Yes I know all the pagan stuff behind it, but it’s still fun to celebrate. It’s one of those days where you can become someone other than yourself for the day).
Of course although I don’t like the weather during the Winter, I always like December since Christmas and my Birthday are 5 days apart from each other. Also there’s this association with deer in the winter that I like too (you find all sorts of deer-related stuff in shops during the Winter due to the Reindeer thing with Christmas).
I’ve always liked Spring because it was the transition from cold to hot (if you haven’t figured it out, I prefer hotter weather than colder weather). It is always a good time to go on vacation since everything is beautiful during that time.
Finally, I’ve always considered myself to be a Summer person since it is the time of the year to relax and enjoy life. I always loved messing around outside in my back yard in the heat, or driving down to Dauphin Island with all the windows down. Of course there’s always been the Beach too, which I still plan to go to at least once before Summer is over.
Who knows what my season really is. I have ties to every one of them in one way or another.
Ironically, 10 Years’ album is called The Autumn Effect. Either that’s a crazy coincidence or there’s more to this nostalgia.