Friday, August 31, 2007

Farewell to Summer

Click on the title above to visit NPR for an audio tour of musical farewells to summer. The survey spans Beachboy pop to classical music to modern ballads from Sinatra to Stevie Wonder.

As we enjoy the last weekend of summer, consider the turning of the year. Summer seems to stand for freedom, youth, fun, while the autumn often implies aging, the end of youth and imposition of responsibilities of adulthood.

I have actually always loved the autumn. And working in a law school, the fall is New Years! Have a happy weekend.

The illustration is the cover of Ray Bradbury's new book, Farewell to Summer.

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