“Here comes the sun. Doo doo doo doo.
Here comes the sun
And I say
It’s all right.“
— The Beatles
The Sun has finally decided to come out to play. Apparently, in Montreal, there is a long, long Winter that even locals never get used to, and then there is possibly one week of Spring as we transition directly into scorching Summer.
This Sun melts away all thoughts of Winter, and I guess that’s why people continue to live here for their entire lives. The beautiful Summer, with all the festivals (the Just for Laughs & the International Jazz Festival are but only two examples) and Formula 1 racing and the recent opening of the Six Flags member La Ronde, totally woos your heart and wipes your brain of all memories of that dreadful Winter, and by the time Winter’s back, your lover has already convinced you to stay another year.
In short, this Summer Sun, with all its associated culture, is why I decided to come to Montreal.
So please – stop reading this blog right now and go outside. It’s 8 PM and it’s still beautiful and warm here. Take in that energy and go drink on the terrasse, take on the ridiculous roller coasters at La Ronde, get some fresh groceries at the Jean-Talon market, or just walk down the street and check out all the happy, relaxed, fun-loving people that represent the essence of the real Montreal.
If you’re not in Montreal and it’s not sunny right now, pick a sunny day (it’ll happen soon!) and remember what that happiness feels like.
Remembering what this natural energy feels like, and realizing that we can feel like this all the time if we choose to, allows us to take on the world, even when it isn’t sunny inside or out.
I haven’t blogged in a while in large part because I haven’t felt motivated to. In fact, I’ve been feeling a little sluggish. But voila, out comes the Sun and here comes a post!
I know some of my very good friends are graduating and/or closing one chapter to pursue the next chapter in their lives in one way or another, and I hope they leverage and always keep with them the warmth, radiance, and optimism of the brilliant Sun to bravely make these new beginnings and carry themselves through.
With the Sun and your magnificent brain, you have all the tools that you need.