The atmosphere of glorious summer sun, epic mountainous beauty and tropical paradise has faded into a torrential downpour of rain that drowns all scenery into a murky wall of turbulent grey. I spent quite some time today talking to Greg about how little things like that can play such a part in people’s moods. It’s interesting. One day you can spend in class, go to a party, and still be super excited about climbing a mountain in the middle of the night. The next, you just want to curl up under the covers and drink tea all day.
Needless to say, the endorphin rush of living here has faded with the sunshine (but will hopefully soon return). I wake up, study, go to class, study, eat, and sleep. The question “what can you do in Lugano when it’s raining?” never occurred to me because there is simply so much to be done when it’s not. Oh well. There isn’t much time anyway.
On a brighter note, this Saturday was spent at the beautiful Bellinzona Wine Festival! Free wine tastings all afternoon, ancient castles, and a train ride out of town that I wasn’t even aware I needed. (Feeling kind of black and white today, to match the weather.)
Enough procrastinating . It’s time for the endless mountains of homework that await me. Greg noted on his blog – you know how some people live paycheck to paycheck? It’s like that with homework. That wave of relief at finishing a huge project lasts all of five minutes before another one is assigned with an intimidating due date.