New notebooks excuses to buy thick old dog-eared books that smell of basements and coffee stains thick wool knits and heads under hoods cold sunny days autumnal poetry dark wood tables early evenings bundled up in duvets with warm purring cats elliott smith and nick drake and crisp afternoons spent on park benches with mugs of apple cider proximity with limits candlelit patios and pints of amber beer long baths and the goosebumps before you dip your foot in - Olson and Duncan - nostalgia, windy looming overcast days barren beaches and gray sand movies about sadness and the human condition professors that dance and give second chances the twilight of the idols on tv crimson and brown prayers,