As much as I like winter, snow and cold weather, it’s now March – so summer thoughts have crossed my mind recently.
I have a vivid picture of what my getaway would look like if it was June and a timid sun would caress our lives. It involves the south of France: not the popular, touristic spot that we know nowadays but the quiet, virgin land described in Fitzgerald’s Tender is the night.
Certainly , I would be close friends with a couple like Dick and Nicole Diver and we would take turns organizing copious soirees at our beach houses.
I would wake up early in the morning and make coffee using an old espresso machine and then drink it with a drop of milk in petit cups.
I would surround myself with gentle and interesting people and live this bucolic life fully and untroubled. I would laugh a lot and I would greedily inhale the fresh air, immersing in this simple lifestyle. I’d let my hair and beard grow, I’d wear soft, light garments and I would re-read The sun also rises. And I would keep on dreaming. Just like I do now.
But even though New York City is dreary these days, it’s still NYC. So there are plenty of things to do, despite the cold weather.