Snow emergency and sunny walks

Ever since I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I receive emails from the City of Boston. Yesterday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared a snow emergency ahead of the forecasted winter storm, scheduled to start yesterday at noon and end today's afternoon (Boston time). "I am urging everyone to be ready and prepared for tomorrow's forecasted snowstorm," said Mayor Walsh. According to the warning, my fellow Bostonians are better off removing their vehicles from main roads, using caution outside, and staying home.

Here, in Málaga, Spain, all non-essential business is about to close for fifteen days. The weather doesn't invite us to stay inside; the high was 25 Celsius degrees last week. Mask ok, I walked more than twenty kilometers over the weekend, wearing my sunglasses and enjoying the sunny weather. We'll get colder days before the summer, but nothing compared to the snowy winters of Cambridge.

I get nostalgic of my days in Cambridge when friends send pictures; I used to walk to class under the snow, boots on, enjoying this buffer time to be alone with my thoughts, call, or listen to podcasts. That nostalgia might be why I don't click the 'unsubscribe' button at the end of the City of Boston.

There's barely anything we can do. But we can still walk outside.

Be safe, stay sane, and stay healthy.

P.S. You can now listen to a new Getting Simple podcast episode with Mike Gabour on Falling in Love With the Ocean, Dark Showers, Attention, The Sensorium, and The Contents of his Backpack.

February 2, 2021
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