This was the first Monday in October and it was hot. Proper hot. Indian summer, at last! This Indian summer I never really believed in until a week ago, and now I do. For it is real! A meteorological phenomenon, wikipedia calls it, and I agree. And love it!
I am 31 years old. And I have at last learned to appreciate what I have and realise that the little things you may moan about today you may come to miss tomorrow. Sounds so simple and yet realising this makes me feel I've achieved something great. And therefore I have, as LMJ's opinion of her own accomplishments is important.
:: Indian summer. but of course!
:: vinho verde with friends.
:: sunbathing on the balcony.
:: Little Brother's emails. I think you'll really like this.
:: calling my parents just now. I miss them. and Dad asking me about the weather, of course!
:: friends recording series for me because they know I'll like it.
:: Spooks. Spooks on a big screen.
:: baby kittens. life is indeed beautiful!
:: sunshine. oh the sunshine!
Today this list could go on and on. I think it's trying to compensate the fact that on this Monday, my friend T. was not on the train… life goes on and his most certainly will, just as he deserves. And I'm so happy for him… it's just that my mornings just got a little less bright, a little less Dutch, a little bit different… and that is what saudade is all about.
How was your Monday? Inspired? Inspiring? Filled with new beginnings and sweet expectation?
Little note: I had a bit of a play with the photo in Photoshop, but turns out I prefer the original (no edit whatsoever). I still put the edited version on Flickr, if you want to comment.