I keep the time and weather sidebar on my computer set to Vancouver, just to torture myself at times of homesickness. Yes, after being away from Canada for 19 1/2 years, I still get homesick. It is especially acute when we are sweltering in the tropical summer humidity, Christmas is fast approaching and I know there is snow falling on the place I still call 'Home'.
|The place I still call 'Home': Overlooking the duck pond 1992.|
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
This nostalgia is probably due to seeing Jack Frost zipping around the cinema screen in The Rise of the Guardians yesterday. Watching the children in the movie enjoy the wonders of winter, made me yearn for the cold climes. I wouldn't give up my tropical lifestyle, because I distinctly remember 20 odd years of wishing I lived somewhere warmer, but I would love to transport myself and my family to where Jack Frost nips at your nose, if only for a day.
Here is a favourite Christmas time song by a favourite artist - Winter Wonderland by Ray Charles.
If you live in a hot climate, do you sometimes wish for a play in the snow?