Waking up today was really winter-like. The streets in Zurich were covered by snow and the weather – not surprisingly grey and foggy. We’re still in deepest freezing winter at the moment. You can notice that when you are looking at people’s mood as well.
Being back in Zurich feels good because I have time to visit my family and friends if only for a short time. But this quality time is so important to relax and get ready for new challenges and projects. However, the weather here these days is quite frustrating. Down in the city you barely can see the sun throughout the day. It is always hidden by a strong fog.
…and everything is covered in white the day after. What a beautiful scenery – this is what happens in my home country Switzerland right now while I am enjoying the sunny but still cold Milan these days.
It feels like the day has got 20 dark hours at the moment. It’s quite dark and foggy until 8am and again around 4.30pm already. But thanks to the sun, which is giving us some light and sunrays during the daytime, the days are really beautiful during the last time.
I definitely prefer the lovely summer months over the cold and dull winter season. Not because I don’t like the scenery or the colors only because I prefer warm temperatures. When you ask me about the feeling, the smell and the colors from November to February, the answer is almost as positive as the one for the summer months. It is just... different.
As the old saying goes: Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadow. Why? Well, that’s easy, isn’t it? If you face the sun, the shadow lies behind you and not next or even in front of you. And I totally agree with that. But it’s normal to see the shadow from time to time. And it’s not a bad thing at all. I think we sometimes even need to see the shadow to grow. And otherwise we take all the good things we’ve got and receive for granted.