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    Why Fall is the Most Positive Season

    The romantic poet William Cullen Bryant called autumn “the year’s last, loveliest smile.” And on one of the many perfectly crisp, cool, brilliant fall days most of us are lucky enough to enjoy, with leaves crunching underfoot and cinnamon smells wafting from our ovens, the fall is just that—lovely. There’s wistfulness in the mention of “last” in Bryant’s quote, an acknowledgement that the lush natural beauty that sprouted in springtime and burst into fruition in the summer is quieting down, headed toward the chill of the winter ahead. But there’s also a sense of peace in the ending that autumn represents. Because the fall is such an elegant transition, such a…