July 12th

Dear July,
When I was planning this trip, it felt like forever. Almost a week. Plenty of time. But in reality, it’s three full days. One of them is over already. There’s a panic at the back of my mind about how little time we have and how long before we’ll come back again.
That’s the real tyranny of distance – the way it steals away your time. The things I miss are the tiny moments. I want to come for afternoon tea, not for a week.  I want to spread that time more thinly, to make it last. Being here for so short a time tinges the visit with the inevitability of leaving. Too soon. Not long enough. Too soon.

Alex x
Letters to July is inspired by Emily Diana Ruth. For more information, click here.

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