After spending 10 days in Hawaii this November, I’ve started saying “Winter is optional” since one can move to the tropics and there’s no more winter. Seattle in the summer gives a different feeling. Summer with its incredibly long days feels endless. Of course, it’s not and summer inevitably fades aways and turns into a long grey winter. Sitting here at the tail end of December with the weather cold and rainy, I yearn for that feeling of never-ending summer.