Monday, March 19, 2012

I Don't Want To Be An Astronaut

Well, it's been 5 months of winter and this week will mark the beginning of Spring. Unfortunately the only signs of Spring here, at this time, are the snowflakes falling (moisture is returning to the air) and the return of normal daylight hours. It is a balmy minus 15 Celsius today in Yellowknife. I have noticed a lethargy descend upon me over the last month, like my body has finally run out of the will to be mobile. Since during most of the winter outdoor mobility options are limited by severe temperatures and wind chill factor, my choices are hamster wheel type activity or swimming in the one available, inadequately heated and over chlorinated public pool. I might as well be living in outer space.