Thank you for the excellent autumn column this past week [As the year turns decidedly toward night, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Sept. 28], which promoted our local music scene while hitting some of the emotional notes of fall that many of us face.

Once I get over the shock of that first cool, dry blast of autumn, signaling the end of our hot, humid summer days, I really appreciate the special attributes of fall and winter, especially within the life cycle context. 

As I’m aging, the dying of the light in winter, however, takes on a particularly somber note. So I celebrate the winter solstice all the more.

Scott Schwar

Oak Park

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