Sunday, January 18, 2009

16 of 30: More snow!

I've been thinking a lot about the weather lately. It is difficult not to after a 70 degree shift in temperatures over the past few days. 14 degrees just hurts. However, as I was walking back to my dorm last night, in about 20 degrees, I was struck by how much comfort I get from the austerity of the current climate. I don't really mind 20 degrees more than I mind 80 with east winds. There is something calming about the cold--it allows you to bundle up and hide yourself underneath layers of clothing.

There is also the dangling hope of Spring. The great thing about winter is it is the precursor to spring. I have never been happier than I was at the first glimpse of spring last year.

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