The socks of autumn

At a certain juncture in my life, I made the conscious choice to simplify my sock collection, opting for a single brand, a uniform color, and a consistent size. These socks became an integral part of my daily attire, complementing every ensemble I assembled. However, it occurred to me recently that not all socks are created equal in terms of wear and tear. A particular sock from my curated collection has started showing signs of wear, with a few holes making their appearance. It struck me that this might be akin to the initial leaves of autumn falling from the trees.