my children have ruined October
What kind of witchcraft is this? Instant classic, Alissa. Gorgeous, every sentence ablaze. Please write your own book called Autumn.
“I came of age in the 90s so I feel most alive when everything around me has the promise of death to it.”
The shiny dime in the first sentence - beautiful Alissa.
For the record, you are becoming one of my favorite writers. I loved all the places this piece took me.
Only a parent can know the beautiful truth and the equal amount of hilarity one feels to say aloud at dinner time, “gently disintegrate me.”
It’s cloudy and full autumn here today and I want to go pull a blanket over me by the fire after reading this. Just an extraordinary piece.