I can’t believe we are already half-way through September. I’ve heard people say time seems to go faster the older you get. I do remember the time being very slow as a child, but for most of my life, I’ve always felt that when things are good, time seems too fast and you can’t hold on to the moment. When times are bad, or the weather horrific, it drags on and on. So, I suppose time only flies when you are truly enjoying life.
And we’ve really been enjoying these last number of weeks while Jason was here. We spent a great deal of our time on bikes of course, and we discovered some new routes that were absolutely stunning. We ate tomatoes, peaches and figs until our bellies were full, and had a quick three-day visit to Barcelona. Jay went off to the Alps to meet his friend for more cycling and had a brilliant adventure with perfect weather. We enjoyed the sun, the pool and the beauty of this place together. But sadly, within the blink of an eye, yesterday arrived and he had to leave.
This is always such a blue time. And this year I feel extra bad for him; he has to return to what is essentially winter weather. Summer isn’t even officially over, and the weather skipped past fall and went straight to winter in Calgary. I feel terrible for him, as the weather his last week here has been near perfect. Over 30 degrees each day with sunshine and blue skies. It will be a dreadful kick to the spirit.
For me, I am now well into the second half of my sojourn here, and the time is flying by at a furious rate. It will be busy with work, meetings and friends visiting. There is still much to do, but the weather is looking summer-like all the way through to October and I am certain there will continue to be many wonderful moments ahead. Still, I wish Jay were here and we could make it last just a bit longer…