I made this collage out of leaves in front of my apartment in Silver Spring. I am reminded of my roommates- I was so lucky. After living with a few weirdos when I lived in the dorms, I really got lucky with the 2 girls my 3rd year in Maryland. I have so many fond memories of that year. I realize that 2 years later I went on to have a roommate named Autumn!
I am surprised the collage has stayed together for as long as it has- almost 6 years. I only used a little glue and string to hold it together. I was sure the leaves would crumble or fade, or the paper fall apart (I made it myself). Maybe the sticks would fall off or become too crooked, but the whole thing is nearly exactly how it looked the day I finished it.
The falling leaves drift by my window
The autumn leaves of read and gold
I see your lips the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days are long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.
Written by Johnny Mercer, 1947