September sun

“Don’t it always seem to go – that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” sang Joni Mitchell.

Thankfully in Ireland we don’t make that mistake with September sun. Because we know from bitter experience that it will be gone soon, so we know exactly what we’ve got, and hence make the most of it.

But is our attitude the same towards August sun, or July sun? And if it’s not, why not?

It’s easy to appreciate something when it’s a bonus. The trick is to do so when it’s not.