October is not a month known for its warm weather, nice to be outside kinda feel, at least not to me. For me October stands for getting my hair styled by the wind and watching the leaves change colors. Yes I love watching it happen. Almost forgot, on some October days it is even possible to sneak in an early hot chocolate, however this October is changing the game by giving us a nice 24 degrees Celsius for two days. Now I know it doesn’t sound like much but believe me, those two days were more than welcome and very much celebrated. I mean it could very well be our last summer day. Knowing that I persuaded myself to have a not so mellow Sunday, but to pack my backpack and head out.
I didn’t go on a day trip, I decided to keep it mellow, but then outside. I went to the city center of my home away from home. Not to shop but to have a farewell drink. A farewell summer drink to be precise. However upon arriving at my favorite Italian spot I discovered a horror I was not prepared for on this lovely summer day. It was closed. Meaning I had to find a new place to go and still have all of my comfort and if possible my chocolate Cannoli! Yes, I know Friday is my cheat day but if the weather can change the game so can I. Anyways, I decided to go check out some spots that were still on my list of places I wanted to go to. Seeing that I’d be doing this on foot, I figured I needed a McFlurry Oreo to ease my pain.
My pain of having to walk three minutes to the other bar, which became six minutes because I passed the bar to go to McDonald’s. A form of non-self-torture, which I can totally live with it. As I take longer to eat the Mcflurry than I do walking to my potential new spot I decided to find a place in the sun to sit and enjoy my Mcflurry Oreo. It was remarkable how many people had the same idea as me. Remarkable for seeing lots of McFlurries, not people enjoying the sun just for the record. Time to check out the new spot. It looked beautiful, however it was not to kind of place I was looking for. Same for the next spot on my list.
I celebrated the end in of summer in Paris once as well. You can read all about that Parisian adventure here! Enjoy!
As I didn’t feel like turning my afternoon into a hot spotting event, I decided to go watch and enjoy the gorgeous views the clear sky provided. When I arrived I noticed that there is a bar/restaurant there which I had always wanted to go to. I always knew about it’s existence, I just didn’t think of it when finding my favorite bar closed. This new bar provides the best of both worlds. Gorgeous views, high quality drinks and a nice atmosphere. Even got treated to a busker who was actually good. What more can a girl ask for? That’s right, a nice glass of Prosecco and a gorgeous sunset. Guess who got it all? ME! The sun had very slowly began setting when I was sipping my Prosecco. Absolutely wonderful.
I sat there for about an hour perhaps longer. During that time I enjoyed the view, I wrote a little, sincerely enjoyed my Prosecco and last but definitely not least enjoyed my life to the absolute fullest. After the hour or so the sun had gotten to a point where I couldn’t see it anymore. Not because it had set but because there was a giant library blocking my view. The one thing that could make this day even more perfect is to continue watching the sunset. Instead of taking any form a public transport to the other part of town I went on foot and so compensating my McFlurry…
The sunset was very slow at the beginning but rushed by near the end. I don’t remember exactly whether that was the case for all the sunsets I have seen. There was another thing with this sunset that was peculiar as well. The sun seemed very red. Red or not it was still beautiful and very peaceful. It was a moment in time where my mind was quiet. Serenity at last. Even though the day started kinda shaky I proved that determination to have a good day can have a miraculous result. All in all it was a well needed pausing of life and enjoying the moments as they come. A perfect last summer day.
Maximizing the little gifts of life makes life just that much better.