I lived in the semi-tropics for about 20 years, then in the mid 1990's moved with the lower midwest, a part of the country where deciduous trees drop their leaves in the winter. There are trees in the semi-tropics that shed leaves, but not many, most trees in Florida shed leaves and immediately replace them. When I went to Law School at the University of Louisville, behind the law school between the school of social work and the Speed Museum of Art, was is square lined with oak and maple trees. The first fall I was there, the trees turned color, and seemed to drop most of their leaves overnight, leaving the grassy square carpeted in freshly fallen leaves. In a break between classes, on a brilliant sunny autumn afternoon, I walked across the middle of the square, kicking the leaves with every long sweeping step. I smiled for days. Thinking about it brings a smile to my face. The simple pleasures.
What memory of a simple pleasure brings a smile to your face.