First of the Fall


***From the “My Jams” Archives (1969)

“First of the Fall and there she goes back…”

Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone:  August 1969

One of my favorite songs of all time!

The piano intro is so haunting; it hits me smack dab in the middle of my brain’s wistful zone.

Strangely enough, I love that!

I live for the way Sly likens summer days to a magical lady that appears at the “end of the spring” and goes away before the “first of the fall.”

What an enchanting metaphor!

Can’t you just imagine this fanciful little golden sprite twirling in and out of our lives, bringing and taking sunny memories with her.

“…everythang is cool!!!”

🙂 🙂 🙂

And now…

I celebrate the Northern Hemisphere’s ‘re-entry’ into the gates of the Autumnal Equinox!

And, as a true lover of fall, I’m brimming over with majestic and sublime feelings of exaltation!

Welcome back Autumn!  Welcome back!

If you live in the Northern half of the world, why don’t you join me as I salute the return of crisp cool mornings, slanted afternoon sunlight and brisk evening breezes!

Go now and open the closest door or window; better yet, step outside!

Bid summer farewell and envision her as she pirouettes away on the melody of this jam!




Ah…wasn’t that exhilarating!

Oh well, my time here is up.

I’ll see you guys later!

Lady J and I have a date with “the first of the Fall!”

Much love as always,

Lady G


***Remember, you can check out the entire “My Jams” series for years 1966-1996 by selecting “My Jams” in the music category.



42 thoughts on “First of the Fall

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  2. Enchanting metaphor indeed Girlfriend! Makes me wonder why I haven’t encouraged you to write poetry too, Your last few lines are very poetic! Happy Autumn y’all. I guess I’m a girl for all seasons but Autumn and Spring are my favorites. So while you’re celebrating those gorgeous Autumn shades, I’m loving the smell of scented blossoms and spring colors. You reminded me of a poem I wrote celebrating Autumn so this one’s for you today Sweetheart!

    Autumn Shades

    I’ve painted a picture of you
    though there are spaces
    filled with dark shades of mystery-
    parts that I cannot clearly see.

    Your passion runs deep in red hues-
    crimson, scarlet and cherry-red,
    sobered by the aquatic look in your eyes,
    grounded river banks in verdant lush.

    I’ve captured your boundless longing,
    your clever wit, as well as your quest
    to escape the monotonous pathways of life,
    traced in your lithe movements of intrigue.

    The yellow glows of your sunshine
    state of mind, I smudge and tinge
    with magenta and blushes of pink-
    accentuating your romantic disposition.

    I’ve seasoned you in Autumn blends
    in celebration of the highlights of Summer
    and the shedding of the old for the new.

    That is the soulfulness I see in you.

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    1. You brought tears to my eye dear friend. I read this and I welled up

      No need to fret; it’s all good.
      Such a beautiful poem and here it is right here on my blog.
      How blessed am I?
      Thank you my sweet Poetess! Thank you.🌷
      Trust and believe that I can see our golden sprite slowly turning a verdant green as she pirouettes toward you; signifying Spring and then Summer!
      Know this, you were in between the lines. I actually started to mention that it is Spring in the Southern Hemisphere but I decided not to-hoping you would comment so that I could address that here. Which, indeed, just happened— quite nicely!
      Love you girl!

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      1. I can see a poem here for sure my dear. But I want to also say what magic it is that we celebrate the light and the shadow of the Equinox as our days get longer and yours shorter- each so symbolic of the seasons of our lives. I’m happy to give this poem as a gift to you Sweetheart. I can see that you are lighting up a number of lives and I’m proud of you for that. Happy weekend to you my special lady! 🌹🌹

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        1. Thank you so much Chevvy. You’re always in my heart. And yes that is magical that we are experiencing opposite ends of the spectrum; and I agree it is, indeed, very symbolic of life’s seasons.
          You’re always in my heart 🙂 You coming around makes me very happy 💞

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        1. Ah! – what a cool welcome – thank you Ron. I just love this Southern warm hospitality. ” the water is deep, but it’s fine” now there’s a fine esoteric way of looking at things. I’ll come around to your blog tomorrow. It’s looking great by the way!😀

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        1. Lol. I’ve only tried sweet potato pie and it wasn’t bad. It’s called camote in Spanish. My Grandma’s made sweet potato pie and empanadas (turnovers). She also uses the P word for them. 😂

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