As those of you in the Northern Hemisphere feel spring in the air, today is the last day of summer in Australia.
Late this afternoon, Clive played a Tracy Chapman music DVD, including ‘Fast Cars’ and ‘Baby Can I Hold You,’ both performed in Paris. I love these songs and love the way she sings them. They make me feel melancholy and positive at the same time.
I am so looking forward to our upcoming trip, especially being with my mother in New Jersey, visiting with my father and his wife, seeing my son, and, as always, spending time in Paris.
But as all ex-pats know, there is always that feeling of being split, and longing for the other place we have chosen as home.
As luck would have it, on our last trip we arrived back in Sydney on November 30, and were here for the first day of summer, December 1st. In many ways, it seems like we just got here, and now our minds are turning towards our next departure, in just over three weeks.
I never fail to be impressed at how geography — for me, Sydney and Paris – exerts such a powerful influence over one’s spirit and well-being.
Cheers to you, Sydney. It was a lovely summer.
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