‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Monday, November 22, 2010

Found ONE Reason To Be Happy About Going Home...

The trolley I take to work everyday.
....NEGATIVE 20 degrees celsius is physically painful. If it gets any colder than this I think I might just die.

Walking home from work was like being tortured. My eyes kept watering from the pain, which made them freeze shut, with the eyelashes acting like velcro. I completely blocked out forgot how cold it can get here.

Last January it got down to negative 24 celsius in Moscow and I now remember that day -- my whole body felt like it was in a vice.

How do people live like this for months on end?

Apt sculpture they just added to our street.


  1. Well, one nice thing is that unlike here - you can actually buy warm clothing in Russia. I suppose they figure that in the US people are mostly in the building or in the car....so if you actually end up having to be outside in your dress coat, you might as well count on being miserable. Except, I happily bought a coat in Russia and now I am actually WARM here on a cold day. I hope you are not struggling along in American outer wear!

  2. Yes I know what you mean. It used to get really cold in NC when I was young with too much snow. Now it bearly gets to the teens F and just a dusting of snow if that. I love NC for that.

  3. Just reading it makes my lungs feel like freezing and then cracking in a million pieces. I mean, how is it that *exactly that* doesn't happen??? Eek.

  4. Cute penguins! Don't think I've ever been old enough to hurt, doesn't sound too fun.


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