September is still summer.

Here’s a belief. That I have:

September is still summer. The autumnal equinox doesn’t happen until more than halfway through the month, and it usually stays hot all the way through the month. This is the unvarnished truth.

If you aren’t even thinking about taking out your window AC unit yet, it’s summer. New York City isn’t even closing the beaches after Labor Day this year. Why? Because it’s still summer.

Fall is two months long. It’s October and November. Nobody is more unhappy about this than me. I’m sorry. I know you bought a sweater you’re excited about. I did, too.

Buy a composition book, buy a bag of candy corn, drink a hot beverage. I can’t stop you. But it’s still summer. Just so you know.

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