Far from the Depths of Winter
Living in the tropics means no winters. There is no snow and only the freak weather brings hail to the shores of Singapore, the last storm hitting the island in 2013. Before that it hailed in 2008.
With average daily temperatures exceeding 30°C, rare drops to temperatures below 24°C are considered cold days. In fact, it’s 33°C with a reported real feel of 38°C today. This makes me intensely grateful for air-conditioning which still allows me to cuddle up with a cozy blanket to sleep at night. Instead of four seasons, the monsoon rains and El Niño dictate the climate.
Winter through Books
Since I last played with snow ten years ago when I spent Christmas in Germany, books are the closest that I’m able to get to the icy depths of winter. This also means that my thermos bottle carries chilled water more often than hot beverages.
Truth be told I miss cool weather. That’s part of the reason my favourite season’s autumn. While I love the sight of snowed over landscapes, I don’t miss braving slippery roads. Neither do I miss chattering teeth. Although, I still can’t decide if I prefer freezing in winter or melting on thankless sunny days.
How near or far are you to the depths of winter?
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