Frigid outside, it's wet with wind, hell on the gloves, it feels like minus 20 Fahrenheit, a Naraka not even the Tibetans can imagine. Currently the whole business of blanketing delicate little dears with row cloth is a subject and not a target, but if it gets any colder all of us will become witnesses to a night of biting frost that will live in infamy.
And of course tomorrow there will be wailing, gnashing, the whole panoply of
regret, self recrimination followed by a re-education program that will include
the understanding that winter doesn't really end until something like the end of
May. Last time we had a beginning of April like this there was drought through
the Fall. The notebook's faded and coffee stained but that year looks like 2007,
or 2005, I think.