Sunshine and cold
22.02.2012 22 °C
February in Chicago is the one month that is usually the most depressing. Don't they say that the majority of suicides happen at this time? There is something psychological in the lack of sunshine, the constant days of grey and white and the trudge of the process of waking up to a cold house, having to dig your car out of a deep snow ditch, being freezing, going to work and then coming home and wanting to just hide under your covers or in a bottle of Jack Daniels.
The good news is, when you live in a place like Barcelona, that is just not an option. Today, my fingers are freezing as I write this (we have the heating off), but outside of my window there is sunshine and although I cannot enjoy it by being on the beach with a Corona because I am working, I can still enjoy the fact that there is sunshine outside just within reach.
Barcelona is a strange city. We do not celebrate Valentines day, thank god. There is nothing more depressing than being cold and ALSO not having a sweetheart to share this special and very commercial day with. February in Barcelona is like any other month. It is a transition period between the winter weather and springtime. You can just feel it in the air that change is happening. They say that sometime this weekend we will be starting spring finally after the terrible arctic cloud that engulfed the city recently. If you are planning on coming to Barcelona at some time, be sure to make is after the World Mobile Congress and come during March, like March 5th and onwards. Then we will surely be able to leave the jackets at home.