The truth is that summer is special just by being summer. Special can't be orchestrated or planned. Special just is. I can take the pressure off myself and enjoy it, whatever shape and form summer takes.
The Jordanian Cabinet's decision to scrap wintertime came at the most difficult time: one day before a long holiday and also one day before the original plan to start wintertime. And the rationale for the decision was never fully discussed and defended by those taking it.
Summertime for me is about family, friends, relaxation and renewal and for me that means retreating back to Europe when my schedule allows it. This summer I spent 6 weeks traveling throughout Europe and have had some amazing adventures.
Many years ago I happened upon a magical island in the Mediterranean. Not understanding what the families around me were saying, I could only observe their interactions -- faces, movements, joy, laughter -- without the distraction of words.