Today is beautiful
Today is beautiful.
The temperature is minus ridiculous degrees (Centigrade not Fahrenheit).
The sky is crystal and the wind bites like a shoal of starved piranhas.
A daytime half-moon hangs like a ghost in the sky.
People hunch themselves up against the cold,
but it is the wrong approach;
you should open yourself up to it,
draw your shoulders back and lift your head.
It is only weather.
It was on a day like this exactly five years ago that my wife left me for my best friend.
I still miss him.