the smell what is tied to it
I smelled the leaves today. the warm, dry, scent of youth
We had two giant trees in my back yard growing up. Fruitless mulberry trees that had so many leaves, leaves that fell golden brown filling our yard.
West Texas isn’t always the most fun place, but fall was a blast!
jumping and giggling w/ my sister and brother.
again.and again.and again.
That was long ago, the three of us are grown now. My brother in Costa Rica,my sister in Texas ,me in Illinois.
Autumn in the Midwest reminds me of childhood. The leaves may be from different trees,colors of red, green, yellow and ever shade in between, but they crunch the same smell the same and carry the same memories.