It’s summer! Isn't it?
Today was the first day of summer, with temperatures within the twenties. When I woke up, the room was filled with light. During the night I had left the window opened, as it was very warm inside the apartment. I was not cold at all in the night.
As it was nice and warm outside I dared to put on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I had a long look at my black sweater that I have been wearing lately and said that I did not wish to see it again until autumn. It’s funny what winter does to you, how it takes a toll on you. In my case, it made me talk all by myself. I am sure I am not the only one, though!
Once my espresso machine did my coffee, I went to the balcony to smoke a cigarette. I never liked smoking inside the house, as of respect for my girlfriend who is not a smoker. Why get her sick or killed? I don’t want to have that on my conscience!
While I was having my coffee and my smoke, I was delighted to see that all the trees on the street already had leafs. Within a week, they had grown from tiny buds to up to a few centimeters long leafs. Yay! I could not have been happier to have the summer back! I had been riding my bicycle from the beginning of April, but it was definitely not the same feeling as riding it when it’s warm.
Next Saturday, I’m planning to ride my bicycle all the way to Kahnawake to buy some cigarette for me and my dad. I could have gone by car, but I saved the trip for one of the first days of summer. Plus I still some cigarettes left from what I last bought with my brother.
Now that he moved out, I smoke less than before. When he was living here, I was having about ten or fifteen cigarettes per day. Almost a package, which is a lot! Now, I am down to maximum five per day. Two cigarettes with my coffee in the morning, and one after each meal. Not more!
While I was on the balcony I noted that one of the neighbours was moving. Across the street there was a big moving truck being loaded. On its right side there was a big banner: piano moving. I wondered who was having a piano these days?