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Too Warm

January 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I'm lying in bed yesterday evening, reading W. E. B. DuBois and watching a light snow fall on the bare-limbed trees outside my window. I am quite content - until I hear this interaction from my living room:

[friend #1]: Where are you off to?

[friend #2]: West Gym. Do you think I need a jacket? Probably not, right?

[friend #1]: No way, it's super warm out.

(As a reference, if Carleton campus were New York state, my house would be Albany and West Gym would be Buffalo.)

I drop my book, snatch my computer, and check the temperature.

It's eleven degrees out.

Chapel in winter 

Oh gods of the cold, what sort of beautiful monsters have you created out of us?

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