- A now-viral description of the Montreal summer sunset has us nostalgic for simpler times.
- What do you miss most about summer?
It might feel like we're stuck in stasis but the weather is not. Springtime positive temperatures have arrived, and, with no final winter storm on the horizon, they look like they're actually here to stay. Gone is the stale, grey winter haze. Instead, sweet breezes offer hints of the Montreal summer ahead.
For one Twitter user, the seasonal change has elicited bittersweet memories and now hundreds of Montrealers are sharing in the nostalgia.
spacegirlila's description of the summer sunset has garnered over a thousand reactions and hundreds of retweets.
In it, she captures one specific but highly relatable moment.
"montreal has that SPECIFIC VIBE downtown in the summer at the end of the day when it’s hot but the wind is fresh, the sun is setting and the sky is orange pinkish," she writes.
"it just hits different does anyone get me
"i just want this."
It's not hard to understand why. The collective trauma of the current situation has residents yearning for hot, carefree evenings.
The tweet, shared with spacegirlila's permission below, has inspired others to share their summer memories.
montreal has that SPECIFIC VIBE downtown in the summer at the end of the day when it’s hot but the wind is fresh, t… https://t.co/oEaK7tzh6D— 𝑳𝒊𝒍𝒂🌙🇨🇩 (@𝑳𝒊𝒍𝒂🌙🇨🇩) 1585697738.0
@spacegirlila @Nathalie_Babes Sitting on lolas balcony and people watching 🥺🥺— Michelle Ru (@Michelle Ru) 1585740793.0
@spacegirlila @Iafrenieres I grew up on Mt. Royal in Outremont. One of my favorite scenes was heading downtown from… https://t.co/WOZkDGwpJm— Dr. Dave🇨🇦🇺🇸⚕️ LET'S DO THAT HOCKEY! (@Dr. Dave🇨🇦🇺🇸⚕️ LET'S DO THAT HOCKEY!) 1585744519.0
Hopefully, people-watching, picnics in the park, and terrasse cocktails are just a few short months away.
spacegirlila hit on a feeling that is known only to residents of Montreal.
@spacegirlila If you know you know...— . (@.) 1585747214.0
@spacegirlila @mtlblog Description parfaite de notre été 👍🏾— Rey Franco 🦇 (@Rey Franco 🦇) 1585743109.0
BIXIs, sangria pitchers in Parc Lafontaine, and long strolls down avenue du Mont-Royal are going to feel a little more precious this summer.
@spacegirlila @mtlblog I felt this tweet.— Justin Kruger (@Justin Kruger) 1585743084.0
@spacegirlila @Vicnasty2point0 https://t.co/iZTF09PfZA— Cliffy D Pine (@Cliffy D Pine) 1585708512.0
Hang in there, Montreal.