When the leaves start to turn, and the air starts to get that crisp edge of smoke, I always think about this fall passage from one of my favorite books, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury:
“The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. Her head was half bent to watch her shoes stir the circling leaves. Her face was slender and milk-white, and in it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with tireless curiosity.”
That’s how the book’s protagonist, Guy Montag, meets Clarisse, his neighbor. Clarisse eventually inspires him to ask some very big questions and, ultimately, make some huge changes.
That’s what fall is to me: Change. There’s something about the momentum of the season—the colors zooming hot, the temperatures dropping, the migration of students to schools—that can help propel us in new, different directions.
So we’ve created a fall call to action for ourselves—and you. A couple little reminders to let ourselves get swept up in the spirit of the season and make some needed changes. Lettered and designed by the amazing Lynn Giunta, these beauties are gracing our laptops this month.
You can make ’em yours, too:
Click here to download your full-size Change wallpaper (leaves background).
Click here to download your full-size Change wallpaper (dots background).