Amazing, no race this morning in Delaware Park. No walkathons. No yoga classes.
Just Saturday human behavior!
Among the things I saw:
-- The rugby girlfriends. These are the girls who have to go watch their boyfriends play rugby. They are not to be envied!
-- The massive obedient mastiff sitting close by his master watching the game.
-- The massive friendly bulldog straining at its leash.
-- The soccer moms happy to be wearing their fall clothes. I saw two of them walking in ponchos toward the field, radiating joy and satisfaction.
-- The little kids playing in the leaves, grabbing huge handfuls and throwing them at each other. An entertainment that goes back to ancient Norse cultures.
-- The people lined up seven deep for the coffee truck.
-- The corduroys, out for the first time this season.
OK, that was me. I was wearing the cords. First time for everything!
It all makes me think: Buffalonians, we are great about complaining about the shortness of our summers. But our summers are not all that short.
And face it, do you not love fall?
I mean, just a little bit?