My first true, non-Florida winter is about to hit; It’ll be interesting
It’s getting cold here. Unlike never cold Florida, Kosovo has a winter, and its starting real soon. I remember the days where my threshold for cold weather was 50 degrees; long gone are those days. The cruelest joke is how the metric system makes temperature seem all sorts of stupid. For example, this coming week we are expecting a crisp -7 degrees Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit). Reading 20 degrees hurts, but reading -7 pushes the dagger just a little deeper. Yes, that is 30 degrees below my threshold. Yes, I am cold most of the time.
However, in light of this cold weather, I am excited for my first season of snowfall. I am excited to sit in a café while sipping a warm cup of tea as snowfalls just outside. I think there is a great deal of beauty that winter brings with it. Homes with roofs dusted in white, letting out just a glimpse of the roof which chillingly lies below. People huddled around quaint stoves which provide the only escape from the cold that creeps through the cracks in the doors. The snow which was carelessly placed mountain tops as if it was a cheese grated onto your dish. There’s something warm about winter and I’m excited about it.
For those of you in Florida, reading this in your shorts and teeshirts, count your blessings. –Love y’all