The Underdog Triumphs

Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's Here

A shock to the system as it first slaps my face. A bitter feeling arouses as my shoulders tense up and arch forward as I fight my way against the wind.

I wish I were a bear so I could hibernate only to awake when Spring is in the air.

I feel myself starting to think about my winter hibernation as I wait--teeth chattering--on the "L" platform or walking to work, blocks from the lake. I dream of home and my down comforter. I think about the soup recipes I will try and debate with myself about renewing my Netflix membership. I remind myself to search for my long johns, and curse myself that I haven't yet bought a big comfy couch.

I always think I will never unnecessarily leave the house. But every year is the same--it just takes some adjusting to. Soon we'll all be commenting that it's warm out--when it's 40 degrees.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fizz said...

I miss a good Chicago winter. All it does in Portland is rain (though beautiful in its own right) and i miss snow! Ah well, we've been having unusually temperate, sunny weather lately and it's expected to continue at least another week. I guess I'll just have to enjoy it while I can and hope there's snow when I'm in Chicago over New Year's =)

10:44 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I can't wait to appreciate 40 degrees cause I sure don't now! Stay warm...

7:12 PM  

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