21 February 2008

daydreaming

today the temperature is 41 F and sunny in north pole and stockholm. there's some great cosmic meaning in that, but other than i wish i was there, i'm not sure what.

i can picture the long row of people on the farsta strand pendelt├ąg station (just outside stockholm), their backs to the forest, eyes closed, and faces raised to the sun, soaking in the impossible warmth after the dark of winter. that image from my first winter's ending in sweden always comes to mind when the sun reappears.

if i close my eyes, maybe click my beat up sneakers together, and dream really hard, i'll hear the electric lines twanging and open my eyes just as the train comes in.

5 comments:

aksunflour said...

Glad that you guys are getting some sun finally!

Careful driving on the roads, freeze/ thaw... equals very icy mornings.

TopHat said...

Not to make you jealous or anything, but it's been in the high 30s, low 40s here all week. :)

But enjoy your winter while it lasts!

Lucy said...

....and it is majorly storming here today. I'm ready for it to melt and warm up enough to open a window, even though that's at least a month or more away.

SpinningErin said...

Oh, yay, here's your blog! I'm rereading your comments over again right now - they're great. Um...and it was around 80 here today....

SpinningErin said...

Just got to say...I think you're exactly on in your Tam Lin/Golden Bough comments (not that the others don't rock or anything) - so many interesting gaps, and what DOES the storyline say about duty, etc.? Right on. The selfishness of the Faerie Queen gets in the way, even - just because she wants it so badly and steals a man to get it, does that mean that it isn't what the land needs? If that's the version you're reading, that is....fascinating (adjusts Spock eyebrows). We could go on for hours on this one.