Posted by: tranalist | March 7, 2007

This ain’t no winter wonderland

I walk outside today and it’s hot, just like it was all weekend. 80 degrees and rising. Most Californians would be celebrating right now, packing up their beach bags and coolers and heading to the beach for some much needed sun and surf.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I, however, am not one of them at the moment. I keep asking myself, “Where did winter go?” Or should I be asking myself, “Did winter ever come?”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Believe me, I surprise even myself that I am looking forward to the seasons that Canada has to offer. A white blanket of snow covering house, car, and ground…icicles hanging precariously from the roof’s edge…it all sounds like so much fun to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just think, if Irving Berlin had grown up in SoCal, we sure would have missed out on a great song.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 My friend who moved from Cali to New York told me about her first fall experience. She ran into work and with unabashed enthusiasm exclaimed to everyone in the office, “IT’S A RED LEAF!” as she held it up for all to see. All she got were raised eyebrows and bored shoulder shrugs, but to her, she was experiencing her first seasonal change, a prolific moment in her life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I wonder if I’ll do the same thing. Mmm…I think I might just settle for taking a picture.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here’s the tally so far:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Number of rainy days: 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Number of snowy days: 0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Number of sunny days: Whatever 365 minus 10 is…you do the math.

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