In Hyde I finally felt the season (fall!!), and was so happy to see leaves on the ground and more than a few scattered trees. Living in the city centre means not really having to adapt to most of the world outside - life goes on regardless, in boxy offices and square-shaped shops. There is a human-based rhythm of commuters and tourists, more than a natural one of seasons and shifts. I wonder if outside of cities people respond more to shifts in time and season, but I may be idealizing that.
Anywho, this has been a fun little diatribe on the nature of city living, but I should also acknowledge that it's amazing to have so many places to go and choose from at the drop of a hat. Oh, do I want to go to this coffee shop or that one today? Do I want to pop into this cool place I just wandered past? (Yes, yes I do.) It's raining today and I forgot my umbrella but it's light and lovely. November rain and all that. I'll leave you with another serious topic I've been mulling over: why don't we have words like rumbledethumps in America??