September, the month of crunchy leaves, Autumn fashion and back to school. When you are a teacher, your year always begins in September. But, every morning this month, while going over the date with my class, I’ve been confused.For September in Santiago, doesn’t mean any of these things. It means longer days, spring blooms and the taste of Spring in the air. It means chatter about summer plans and temperatures that have already starting reaching the mid 20s.
But that, it’s not September to me. September is the month that means a fresh start, a new year, a new wardrobe and gorgeous colours of Autumn. It’s funny how months mean and symbolise different things, and how it feels oh so strange that September, the start of my year, isn’t the start anymore. It’s simply just another month, on the way to Summer.
I arrived in Chile at the beginning of November, the end of the Spring. When the sky was permanently blue while evenings still got cooler. I couldn’t believe that it was still Spring as it felt like the best Summer days in London.Very soon, it was Summer and it was a long, long summer full of colour and the hottest days. It was so long that I couldn’t remember the feeling of cold anymore as the days stretched on and on and the sun never seemed to go down. It was bliss, though sometimes too hot as 36 degrees is always too hot!When Summer finished, which felt like it had been forever, which is always a good thing. Autumn slowly crept in and beautiful Autumn colours filled the trees and the pavements. The days got shorter and everyone complained about how cold it was getting, when to me, it still felt like an English summer as the sun still shone.Winter then arrived and the days drew shorter still, there were very few days of rain but cold mornings meant Ugg boots and parkers… even if it wasn’t for very long compared to at home. There were still days with sunshine, and the mountains with snow capped tops could always be seen.And now, despite feeling like I should be in Autumn, I head into Spring again ready for another long summer where February is the hottest month, rather than the coldest.
And my eternal body clock feels oh so confused…
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