I noticed that I still have my bikini tan lines from summer. I took my last dip in the ocean at the beginning of October, so five months ago. Shouldn't my skin have faded back to its Canadian shade by now? I wondered. The tan lines are reminders of a season spent in the sun; of days upon days and rays upon rays of light deepening my pigment. Finding these tan lines months in the middle of winter are a small token of my adopted Mediterranean identity.