Oh, yeah, and slowing down reminds me of turtles, which reminds me that I read another Terry Pratchett book while I was on vacation (What I Did During My Summer Vacation), called The Truth. So far, I have had fun reading every Discworld book I've ever gotten my hands on. In The Truth, Ankh Morpork's society gains a newpaper. The villians in this tale are especially funny.
Turtles also remind me of Mexico, of course. We were in Quitana Roo, south of Cancun, which reminds me of snakes because a tour guide once told us that the word Cancun meant snake's nest.
Speaking of snakes, US snakes seem to be most plentiful in the fall. Interesting.
So. Autumn is here, summer is not, and that's that. Enjoy!