Adam Brooks wrote "...It's about 65 degrees, sunny, and beautiful. All the leftover snow has disappeared, and everyone's walking around in T-shirts. Students...study on the now regenerating grass..."
It's about -26C right now and with the windchill it actually feels about -37C, and there is not only tons of snow on the ground with more forecast to come in the next week but lots of ice built up on the road making driving treacherous. Skin freezes in less than 30 seconds in this weather.
"If the weather where you are is similar, I ask you for a simple favor. Put away your deck of cards, take those Morgan dollars out of Downs palm. Go outside. Take a walk around the neighborhood. Hold up a palm to the wind, and feel the air moving past your fingers. Wet your hands in a fountain or, even better a river or pond. Let them air dry. "
If I were to do that at this moment my fingers would snap off like twigs in a matter of minutes.
"Run barefoot through a field, or your backyard."
I don't think so!
"Sometimes we forget what comfort really feels like.
Comfort is sitting in front of a warm fire out from the elements dreaming of the day that warm weather returns.
Enjoy the weather you have and don't think of those of us in the frozen north waiting for Spring.
Paul Alberstat http://www.mindguy.com