All around me I see the signs that summer is drawing to a close, much to my dismay. In Prague I saw once green leaves darkening and falling to the ground. In Vienna the June skies I had seen before were broken with gray clouds and a cool breeze on the last few days of July. I even see summer disappearing in stores and in malls. The pretty bright dresses and sandals are replaced with coats, boots and denim.
Summer time is usually that way, even with an extended university holiday. It comes fast, and leaves faster. I miss summer all year, but I do look forward to the fall, winter and to spring. Alas, today I am stuck between longing for summer and dreaming of the fall. Such is life! We perpetually want what we can’t have.
Instead of throwing myself and my leisurely schedule back into my fall routine just yet, I’ve decided to prolong it by going to a place of a kind of endless summer: Spain.