Indy's first major snowfall of the year
brought chilling temperatures the region
hadn't encountered for many years,
effectively closing down the city
for all but essential services.
After the storm passed, there was some
relief for the people of the community, then,
a couple days ago, another wave
of cold air swept into the area,
with wind chills of about -40 degrees.
Temperatures now are rising, creating the feeling
of a heat wave. Woo hoo! It's a torrid 16 degrees F
outside as I type this. While another snowfall is forecast
for a couple days from now, I've missed
my swimming sessions and will return
to the pool later this afternoon.
For me, the cold has been an inconvenience
while for many others it has been a real
danger. So many have had their furnaces fail
while others have no furnace at all.
As I dress this afternoon, I will keep this in mind.
I am merely cold, while others are