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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Negative Six

Apparantly, most people deal with the cold much more poorly than I do.

They complain, oblivious to the fact that the weather just is. They slow down, as though their physical and mental energy is directly proportional to the thermal energy in the air (or perhaps the amount of skin seen on city streets). They pile on unnecessarily oversized garments and huddle around illegal ceramic heaters under their desks, desperately calling Facilities Management to request that the office heat be raised. They shamelessly decry New York, opting to applaud softer, sandier locales.

I like the cold. I like that it hardens my shell and allows me to walk tautly and briskly past shivering women with high heels in paper bags. I like that it interiorizes my thoughts in a way that summer can't. I like protecting my ears with headphones, protecting my lungs with a cigarette, and thinking to myself: "I've fallen through a frozen pond, and waded out casually, breaking pieces of ice with my fists to clear a narrow path. This is easy."

Anonymous Anonymous thought:

"protecting your lungs?" HUH? LUV U!

January 27, 2005 at 3:22 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger hipp-o thought:

yeah, i second that, protecting your lungs, HA! cold weather exacerbates airway disease, so let's see how the cold treats ya post-emphysema.

i think youve missed a major point here also.
there is a whole group of us that love the cold.
i really do - neater clothes, snow, etc.

but its the damn lack of sunlight.
i miss the sun, magnificent little feller that he is.
to me, winter seems a step closer to death.
though there are bacteria at the north pole.

January 31, 2005 at 10:55 AM - Comment Permalink  

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