Just Outside my Window

20200414_173659When I was writing yesterday’s blog in which I explained that I do not pay attention to weather forecasts, I managed to peek outside.  The sun was out and it looked gorgeous.  I didn’t exactly make plans to go bike riding, but the aspiration was definitely there.

Then I noticed one of my neighbours walking down the street.  She was wearing her winter coat and a toque (that’s a winter hat in case you didn’t know).  I found it hard to reconcile these things, but not impossible.  There are lots of times when I just don’t understand the weather.  I doubt that it is a Canadian thing, but my students so often wax lyrical about how predictable and/or consistent the weather in their country that they have me convinced it is a Canadian thing.

I had to go out and find a mailbox to return something to Amazon.  There is a mailbox across the street from me incorporated into the super-box that replaced door to door mail delivery on my street.  The problem was that the opening was too small for the item I was sending back.  I had to go and find one of those traditional giant red mailboxes.  If I were going to my office to work the next day, I would have waited because there are a few of them between the subway station and the building I teach in.  Since I’m working from home until at least the middle of May, this really wasn’t an option.

I took a stroll in the rather cool weather.  I found a mailbox outside the convenience store that also has a post office outlet inside–at least I think they have a post office outlet inside.  I haven’t been there in a while and I know they reduced their store size by about 50%–the space they gave up became a kebab place.  Maybe they gave up the post office franchise….

When I came back, I sat at my chair, searching YouTube videos for interesting videos of “makers” creating things and giving tours of their workshops.  Not the most productive way to spend the afternoon, but I had done the teaching part, I had gone for the cool walk, and now I needed something to just turn off.

From the corner of my eye, I spotted something weird going on outside my window.  There were a million flakes falling down in the bright afternoon sunlight.  I wasn’t worried about any of it sticking around, so I just chuckled inwardly and quite consciously decided that unless something truly remarkable happened, it would be Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Just Outside my Window

  1. Sheree says:

    ☃️ ☃️ ☃️

  2. If anything, I find the weather completely unpredictable out here in Canada. It could snow one day and be the hottest day of the year the next!

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