memories over three winter days
I'll tell you something. I was born for the winter time. I love it! Today, the first cool ichi day this year. I'm here having a cup of tea ( English breakfast today), and recalling some of the days I most froze while I lived in England.
First one that comes to my mind is one day I left early from my night shift at Cafe Pasta in Belsize Park, where I waitress, and it was such a freezing night! Really! We started at 5 pm and by 7 pm more or less, we knew if the night would be good or empty. So, if we felt the night would be no good, one or two of us, waitresses, were sent home, so the tips, the main part of our payment, would be divided by less people and make it a good night. We rarely had a bad shift at Cafe Pasta! ;)
Anyway, that night I left. I arrived at Golders Green tube station and it was F. freezing. I really did not want to walk that 800 Mts to get home. As a good Taurus person the sensations on the body just overtake me: cold, hunger, tiredness, bad smell, noise, really, it annoys me a lot! So, I called home to beg Andrew to pick me up at the station by car. We are talking about 1996 so we only had the phone at home, no mobiles. For about 20 min I tried to call and it was engaged!! I was so so so mad. Swearing the entire Andrew's generation, rs. Since there was no other way, I gave up and walked home, freezing with all of my body and soul, and never forgot that day ever after!! :)
Second memory I have is of one day that I left University were I was studying marketing, at Euston station at around 9:30 pm, to go home, Southwest London. Tube plus bus plus little walking. I remember myself at the bus stop, on Chiswick main road, waiting for my bus. It was a rainy night. A super tiny little rain, a lot of wind and I was freezing... Remember that 10 min as an eternity!
Third time I remember we were in Edinburgh by Christmas time. Visiting Andrew's family. All white. Never seen such a beauty before. After 5 minutes outside I would be begging to go inside somewhere. Could not stand. Such an amazing blue sky and landscape. Edinburgh is so so beautiful.
Apart from those times, all I remember is having such a gorgeous time in winter. To know oneself is also to make sure you know whatever, on the body level, makes you feel good.