September is a transition month, is it summer or is it fall? Now two-thirds of the year is now behind me. Temperatures begin to drop, but don’t quiet fall below freezing. By month’s end fall is truly here.
Though it’s not my favorite month of the year, I’ve long felt that September is the most underrated month of the year in the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior. It’s nondescript, it’s between, it’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, it’s nice, it’s simple, it’s not the excitements of the highs or the dread of the los, it simply exists nicely as a time to move through, from one sunrise to the next.
September is indeed a transition month, and something I’ve learned a lot about myself during these sunrise year, is the importance of my transition time during the day. It seems to me, that the time between, is often the most valuable time. It’s the time to process, the time of epiphanies, the time of relaxation. Which exists for this tiny little window between the gauntlet.
“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ― Peggy Toney Horton