Finally winter is here! Or at least stopping by for a brief visit.
The Train was, oddly enough, on time. We had our commuter chaos earlier, with the first frost - I planned to write about that then, but now things are rolling along smoothly. Only as it brakes does the train slip on the tracks, and come to a halt slow with a squeal. Aa does my bike after the careful ride from the station.
It's just two curves and a long stretch, though. The long stretch goes fast. The cars slow down carefully by the speed bumps. I blaze by first. Traction's great until you have to make a turn.
Coming back from work each day to a bicycle saddle coated with ice has been a bit of a bother, but as long as it stays below zero such things should be forgotten problems now. There's no moisture in the air with true Winter. Make way for dry and cracking skin instead. Though there's little chance for winter yet - today was great and bright, but it'll probably be gone tomorrow, or best case/worst case: a thin coat of ice with blotches of flattened but stubborn snow to hop between and avoid a slip.
I hear winter in Syria is tougher though. On colder winters they have similar temperatures, but no houses made to withstand that cold. On the other hand we have similar temperatures during the warmest summers, but no air conditioning to vent that heat. I shant complain. I'll take the cold.
I doubt most people rejoice so much when the snow settles here either, and the icy wind blows, but I'll be that one exception. And all exceptions with me!
It lights up the world! It glows. Yesterday I went to shows. Today...