Saturday, February 03, 2007

Nature cools her heels..(and mine too)

A lone park bench at Eagle Heights awaits a visitor.. this will be a long wait.

It's freakishly cold nowadays. I never said a word while Nature was showing us the low 10's....not even when it snowed for a whole day. Nature did it when she turned it down below 0 F. Before you go away and fire Google up to convert that...that's -17 C.

It's -22F now.

I don't even have the courage to convert. Like when I stopped converting dollars. But now everything looks a bit different. Life feels different. There's a certain urgency to your every movement. You don't want to get to that bus stop too early and God forbid certainly not a second late. You make sure that your appointment is still on. You double check if your gloves are in your jacket pocket where you last left it. You triple check. Now there's a new purpose to life, one that's so primitive and yet so fervent. To get to your desk with blood still intact in the liquid realm. To be able to savor the generous embrace of artificial heat; yet another child of survival instinct. To be able to go through your entire day in the safe arms of concrete and wood, knowing too well, that you will have to soon give yourself up to the killer outside.

You step outside again to behold a blinding world in the nightly calm. Ready to forgive its fugitive and welcome you back. For tomorrow's another day, and you maybe a sure prey.

Eww. Don't even comment on this one. I wrote this because my feet froze in my snow boots today. It took me an hour to thaw.


jigyasa said...

to nature:

at -22F we GET THE POINT you're trying to make - it's fact the point is very well made.and driven home.

so FYI, all of that wind on top of the temp is _most_ unecessary...

to swaroop: brrrrrrrrr

Child Woman said...

god save u !!!! im sure u can handle more heat now! :P

plzz take care....use proper warm clothes. hope u hav proper heating at home.

Ashwini said...

sounded like NatGeo's introduction to a program on snow! good one.

sharan said...

Well not exactly how i felt when i saw snow for the first time. It wasn't that cold though. Had a blast "CALVINING" around with chints as Susie:) Great craic

The Kid said...

and you still had to take the camera out to take a pic, didnt you?

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Ruchir said...

appreciate my intrepidity, commenting though you forbid it but then i luvv forbidden fruits. Luvvd it simly becaues of its simplicity and because
winter may cool its heels, may look very cold yet it is very close to all of us , dipping mercury soars the spirit dont' you agree. ah irony..