Empty Days

Saturday, February 14, 2004



Cold day blues

Not reading anything these days. Ditched Wittgenstein and everything else for the time being - can't concentrate. This is my usual mid-winter nadir. I don't know why but I seem to be affected by seasons in a very direct and drastic way. As a rule the best period for me is early fall, and the worst is anything between january and may. I wish I knew why it has to be this way.

At the same time I love winter - I love the cold, and the snow, and the cold white sky... But it does me in, it really does. Maybe it's because winter in the city is really very different from winter tout court. In a city winter traps you in. And all you can do is go from one warm place to another - anything in between is way too dirty and inhospitable. And since I have nowhere to go, I am condemned to stay inside.

Cross-country skiing would sound like a good idea if I didn't have to take the metro and two buses to find enough empty space for that.

Basically, it comes down to this: I love winter and I detest urban winter. Somebody shoot me, please.





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