This current issue presents a text by the 2016 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellow and CapitaLiterature participant Charlotte Crowe
There is hardly a season that we anticipate with such impatience as summer. This is the time when clothes and mood are light, and dreams seem feasible. But when we want the summer to be even better, we need to prepare for it.
Even when our interest in sport is vague, we love watching sport movies – from the cliché-heavy titles for killing some time to masterpieces like Million Dollar Baby – because the of the topic they usually present. It is about the protagonist who overcomes not only outside obstacles, but also his inner doubts and resistance, to achieve his big win. These movies makes us feel that we can deal with our own doubts and resistance, and achieve the desired goal in our life or work.
With summer approaching the question of where to spend our vacation becomes even more pressing, particularly when we have higher requirements. In the past few years the number of hotels and resorts in Bulgaria that rely on the best quality and care for their guests has been on the rise and this makes the choice difficult, particularly when it is combined with the fact that in this country you have so many places that deserve attention.
Life originated in the ocean and we, humans, probably remember this somewhere deep inside of us, as water expanse has been attracting us from the oldest times. Our ancestors had crossed seas and had sailed from island to island, until they settled all inhabitable corners on the planet.
Summer is a season that awakes the senses, summons us to go out, to meet friends, to enjoy life, to try new things. Summer is a season when going to a restaurant becomes even more pleasant, because of the open gardens. Let's admit it, an establishment might have wonderful, modern, professional design that inspires the feel of cosiness and comfort, but when the temperatures outside go up, even the most tastefully furnished room looses the comparison with the lush garden.