Summer in France was long and wet and cold. I hardly blogged at all. There was work and there were “issues” to deal with and there was that infernal, driving, relentless rain. Closed up in our house, I felt closed up in my head. A reverse hibernation. Upside down and backwards. Sometimes the world feels like it’s getting that way. And yet, it does have it’s advantages:
1. Everyone—man and beast—shares a question: Rain again?
2. The plants grow like crazy, and look that much more beautiful under a moody sky.
3. There’s time to read and read and read. This book is beautiful if you dream of being one with nature but aren’t (like me).
4. The hats look cozy hanging on the wall. And with no sun, that’s where they stay.
5. The daily bread gets soggy instead of hard. Wait, that’s not an advantage.
6. All creatures great and small take cover. Sometimes under the same roof.
7. Snails! Snails! And more Snails! (They’re so cool.)
8. Winter food regains its appeal: Onion Soup, anyone?