A Most Welcome Change

17 Feb

Winter has receded almost in the blink of an eye. Last week – it is hard to believe – we missed school due to icy conditions and teen temperatures. Everyday this week has broken 70 degrees. It is currently 6:30, the moon is rising and the temperature holds at a comfortable 75 with a slight breeze.

The apartment, which I felt almost unbearable in the cold, feels like a wonderful living space. No heater clicks on and off, bringing a short lived respite from my cold room. Our apartment doors stand open as do our neighbors. Those in the apartment directly below us, while uncultivated annoyances, sit outside and talk rather than blast their loud noise-makers inside.

Since the cold has departed and feeling has crept back into my extremities, my room has enjoyed a noticeable increase in cleanliness. The same goes with the general living spaces of the apartment. In the cold, I felt as if our little concrete apartment was a cell-block. Now I see a comfortable and happily austere living space, easy to clean and suitable to the needs of life.

Every Thursday the University of Dallas puts on TGIT, where beer is served and music is played. This is similar to the time honored tradition of New Years at St. John’s, without the nihilistic undertones causing the extremes of drunkenness and self-loathing. Now that the weather has eased, people will be able to spill outside and enjoy the climate.  I look forward to that.

All in all, a most welcome change. Goodbye Old Man Winter, maybe I will enjoy you more next year.

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One Response to “A Most Welcome Change”

  1. Old Man Winter February 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I’ll be back, and sooner than you think!

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