— (adjective) Serotinal, also pronounced [si-rot-n-l], is the most romantic and beautiful word pertaining to this time of year;alluding to or occurring in late summer. For example, the breezy, cool nights, the leaves on the ground, the earlier occurrence of the sunset and back to school season are all serotinal manifestations. They are the beginning markings of autumn in the form of summer nostalgia. (via wordsnquotes)
Radiant and glowing, more mysteriously desirable than ever, wearing her very sins like stars, she came down to him in her plain white uniform dress, and his heart turned over at the kindness of her eyes.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, Basil & Cleopatra (via fitzgeraldquotes)