Acorn and Chestnut Picking Up Season

According to my son, it is acorn and chestnut picking-up season. 
He displayed unfettered delight when he spied the first chestnut of the season-- a beautiful, smooth round chestnut.  It signalled the first time I had witnessed him remember a season. A season before that had included making a friend--a friend to pick up chestnuts with.  Now, that is what the memory of a season feels like, smooth,  round and perfect in his little hand.


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