I sit on a bench, beneath a tree of red leaves, in a sunny Geneva park. This is not what I remembered November would be. I thought we would freeze, wearing hats and gloves.
How could I forget the Indian summers? I have lived and enjoyed every fall season for ten years in Massachusetts! The Smith College campus is considered to be a top venue for the extreme expression of New England fall colours. And always, I drove further, up to Vermont, in search of the unbelievable foliage colours.
When I left Geneva in September, the summer temps had begun to lower by small degrees and the end of summer melancholy enveloped me. However, returning here in early November for our Eid, has immersed us in the energy of the Indian summer weather and sunshine. We all know that the Autumn sunshine is an opportunity to seize, that its very comfortable to wear a sweater and walk out. We run out in celebration. My children have discovered the third season of the year.
And the certainty that Dubai's sunshine and blissful winter awaits us.