This morning I stepped out of my house in a hoodie and jeans, knowing it would be appropriate wear for most of the day, but shivers and visible exhales followed my walk to the bus station. It’s hard to stay positive when the rapidly cooling coffee in my hand is the only thing keeping me awake and warm. The world is in that odd in-between stage, where early mornings are too cold and early afternoons too warm to feel like autumn, where the sun is bright and harsh and doesn’t seem to warm the horizon. Winter is on its way, and with it, the darkness of the season. Open your windows, Helicon. Let in the light. Keep your head up; even behind the winter clouds, the sun is still there.
Let in not just the light, but POETRY! Helicon West is this week (tomorrow) on October 26, with Charles Waugh and Jonathan Travelstead as well as an open mic portion. Come have a 7PM coffee with us in the library as the night goes cold.