“The hush comes with the deepening of Autumn; but it comes gradually.
Our ears are attuned to it, day by quieter day. But even now, if one
awakens in the deep darkness of the small hours, one can hear it, a
foretaste of Winter silence. It’s a little painful now, and a little
lonely because it is so strange.” ~Hal Borland
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