What It Feels Like to Lose Your Favorite Sea…

This is the weekend edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox, consider subscribing. Everyone has a favorite season, which, at least in my definition, is the season that makes you feel most like yourself. I respect all of your favorite seasons, and your reasons for them. For me, that season is summer. I like feeling hot, and I like summer dresses, and I like summer foods, but I think my most powerful attraction to the season is the meanderingness of it. Days seem to last forever, like a long Möbius strip of warmth and grilled items and cool water. They’ve already started when you’ve woken up, the sun already high in the sky, and, at least where I live now and grew up, are somehow still going when you go to sleep, because the sun doesn’t really set until well after 10 pm.

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