while silence is lovely, there's nothing wrong with talking it out.

hexagon bokeh.
it's been a bit quiet around here. we've been taking an unannounced break to breathe, reevaluate, and relish in our last few days of summer as school is coming back soon. on my run this afternoon, the sky was darkening and the clouds were growing, and a few browned leaves fluttered to the ground. a chilly breeze landed on my shoulder and the flower buds were beginning to hide. autumn is coming. maybe it's already there where you are, but in central texas, this is a much awaited time. maybe i can wear a sweater soon (one of the little things that we treasure.)

i think that each of us at AOU have been grateful for the silence. if you think about it, life isn't as loud as one may think. i've seen a few movies where there isn't much music, and the conversations are spaced, and while it may seem awkward and dull, it's very realistic. the soundtrack to our lives may not be theatrical, it may not be full of suspense or romance, but it's there. we may not converse out loud, with a friend or the person we love, but sometimes we talk to ourselves. and yet, after awhile, it's nice to get back to the people who care.

so we're coming back, with a new freshness and a new season, and maybe a sweater to boot. 
what are you looking forward to this autumn?
xx, jocee.


  1. amen to the sweaters. i can't wait for the cold, honestly :)

  2. I'm in love with sweaters. One of the many things I love about autumn and winter. The chilly breeze, the falling leaves, the steaming mugs of hot chocolate. Ahh, just thinking about it all makes me wish winter would arrive even sooner.

    Lovely post, Jocee.

  3. I have a loooong list of things I positively cannot wait for in autumn. New cardigans, large sweaters, appropriate tea weather, crackling leaves, glorious walks, Thanksgiving, school supplies and more.

  4. Oh gosh, this post is everything. Lovely x

  5. I think the reason it took me so long to comment on this post is because you said all there is to say. And you said it far, far more beautiful than I could.

    For some unknown reason to mankind, I took care of my blog, but totally forgot about posting over here on our trip. I think that's two weeks in a row I didn't post. That's bad. Maybe you'll still share cupcakes with me?

    1. of course, darling! nothing could ever make me NOT give you cupcakes. ;)