This is a mixture of truth and fiction. Anaϊs existed, was a local girl and I did have a crush on her but, though we talked, it was when I was with others in the group we were in. I wanted a framework within which I could describe the Sardana. I was 16, 61 years ago but the memory is vivid in my mind. The clouds were spectacular and triggered a lifetime love of them. I have been unable to find images of the costumes and dance I saw but the short video below gives an idea of the dance and has the haunting introduction with drum and pipe that had such an effect on me. To read the piece please click here.