It's a long shift, lots of time for reflection. Funny what runs through your mind when you least expect it. Though I love winter, the evidence of our mortality is everywhere, and it sinks into my subconscious mind leaving plenty of open space for melancholy. Autumn's dying is done, spring's re-birth is months away and the cold is relentless…


  • Perry Smith says:

    I hated working in the winter,but the "good calls" warm you better than a good bowl of soup.

  • hilinda says:

    Speaking of winter… sounds like some weather is heading your way. Stay warm, stay safe, and if you get a chance, post something so I know you aren't buried in a snowdrift somewhere.
    Forecasters can't make up their minds about how much we're supposed to get, so we'll just have to wait and see. At least we don't have to worry about being on/near the coast.

  • michael says:

    Hi Hilinda! Looks like we will be buried, can't say I mind, I actually love the stuff, at work or not! Stay safe up there.

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