“Absence makes the heart grow fonder “– I don’t know the origin of the quote but I do believe it, to be true. This quote is applicable to so many things 'under the sun. ' We'll, and this time, I’m actually talking about the 'sun' , which is the star at the center of our solar system and is responsible for the earth's climate and weather.
I did really miss the sun during my first long and cold winter in Canada. They say you only really appreciate happiness once you have experienced sadness. The same is true for sunshine. I know it now.
I come from a country that is near the equator and I, like many other people from that part of the world took the bright sunshine that we got all year round for granted. You only really appreciate the spring and the summer once you have been through the harsh winter like the recent once I experienced in Canada, my first Canadian winter.
Last week the temperature rose to double digits of around 18-20 degrees C and people were out in their shorts and driving around in their convertibles with the tops down. I thought to myself if I were in India, people would be all covered up in this temperature.
Such are the winters in Canada, that the first sign of moderately warm temperature and bright sunshine, people are out there making the most of it. You probably heard the expression ‘make hay while the sun shines’. I am really looking forward to my first summer in Canada and I hope it is as memorable as my first winter.