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Mellow fruitlessness: why we all need to embrace the dark side of Autumn

Autumn is darkness, and all the roaring fires and dancing candle-flames and copper-strung fairy-lights are only here to fight it back a little

By Ella Risbridger  

It is hard to know what to say about autumn; it’s hard to know what could be new to tell you. You know it all already: leaves turning, a faint smell of smoke on the air, four o’clock golden light falling softly like an Instagram filter through leaded windows onto rumpled knitwear and dappled velvet. Apples. Pumpkins. Heirloom everything. Perfect drops of rain leaving diamond dashes down the glass.…

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