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Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 8Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 1Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 2Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 3Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 4Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 6Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 7Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 5Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 9Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 10Strolling in Paris - De quelle planete es tu - 12I had an interesting conversation with a friend today. I was thinking about how I have always lived in a part of the world with seasons. I’m not sure how I would handle living in a place with a steady climate. I love that the seasons bring a change in how we bundle, what we do to relax and how we live.

In the Summer we are outside, soaking up the sun and our eyes are always squinting just a little bit more. The days are longer and work is sometimes put on the back burner. In the winter, however, our days are short and sometimes filled with fog, rain, or even better, snow. We are weaker in a sense that we can get sick from not properly bundling up. We make sure to eat with the season to keep our bodies as warm as can be. The extra layers pile on the back of chairs and doors to prepare for facing the cold air. We may take more time to relax and be at home (I certainly do in the winter). Aside from these two extremes, there are Spring and Fall that help us transition between the extremes. Each season seemed to last forever in my mind as a kid. Seasons remain markers of time, but boy are they shifting from one to another vite.

Despite what season we are in, we can always look forward to a new one in the near future. To be honest I’ve often got another one on my mind… I don’t daydream about it with anticipation or anything, I just think about it. Today as I strolled through the Marais and Ile Saint Louis through the crisp winter air, I couldn’t help but remember the same stroll I took last summer.

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I love strolling around in the winter. Sure, at times it’s a bit too chilly, but there is a certain charm to winter that I love admiring.

Last week, Haleigh and I went to the Caféotèque and enjoyed a warm & toasty coffee before heading out to walk through Ile de la Cité. The lighting this particular day was sublime, and was almost too good to be true, almost like a dream sequence. If I squinted a bit, the buildings were the same color as the sky.

I certainly hope for more winter days like this one. I had forgotten about the cold.