26°C (78.8°F) Last night was stifling – hot, humid and still. The sky refused to rain, like holding back tears you know must come. The clouds thickened through the early morning, but then broke apart in a cool, dry wind. Now we are buffeted by restless, choppy winds, unsatisfied without their storm. The trees nod and chatter amongst themselves in a language I don’t understand.
Today is Swiss independence day! My father is Swiss from birth, and as his child I am a Swiss citizen, too. I have a congenital love for chocolate, cheese, mountains and lakes (also for spaetzle, deep forests and fine craftsmanship, but that’s my mother’s side – for another day).