Summer in Four Takes
I enjoy my summer holidays in four takes. The first one is when summer comes. I even used to celebrate its arrival by going to a nearby beach and toast. Things are different now. Sometimes, to celebrate, we have to have time to organize the celebration. Anyway, we still do different things when summer arrives to these southern shores.
The second coincides with Christmas and New Year. Usually, we go to a nice place like Ponta do Ouro or Inhambane. I suppose this is the central part of my summer.
The third is in February, when we usually travel to nearby Johannesburg. Right now, South Africa is a bit expensive to Mozambicans. I heard about a couple who stayed a week in Johannesburg and concluded that they had spend as much as in Europe. Anyway, we have been there and survived. Basically, we watched movies and went to good restaurants and shops. “Lion” is moving. “Manchester by the Sea” is painful. My favorite, so far, is “Arrival”. It’s different, in its kind, and has a very powerful message.
The fourth and last part of summer, still to come, is an escape – when time, weather and money conspire for it – to a nearby beach. It’s our summer goodbye.