The third week of October!
Ray Bradbury describes October in his book The October Country as: “that country where it is always turning late in the year. “That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain....”
In another book, Bradbury warns us against the autumn people, who, he argues, are evil & seek to ensnare human souls. In his gothic tales, Bradbury’s autumn people are indeed evil.
But there are autumn people who have souls & are not evil; they love autumn & celebrate the death of the year & the renewal that always follows.