Sunday, November 13, 2011

Winter is Coming...

Or should say it's already here? So this is me sitting at my desk at 1 in the morning, why? I'm in the middle of The Murder (Mid-Terms). Most people I know freak out during the examination period, which is fair enough considering it's what makes or breaks your semester, or if you care enough, your GPA. But since I can remember, exams have never really unnerved me. I'm not sure why. In any case, the lack of sleep is nothing new. So now, I'm taking a break, and I'm listening to the wind outside my window. Winter has come and the rains evoke a new environment. The turgid and pungent smell of water-saturated air now fills my lungs with each breath, and the drenched roads glisten wonderfully. I never used to like the rain, but now I look forward to them every year.

It's particularly windy right now, and the trees outside in the court struggle. Now I suppose it's because I'm settled on my rather uncomfortable and unergonomic chair in my warm room, but I find the sound of the trees wrestling with the winds music to my ears. Most people associate winter and rain with subdued or even perhaps melancholic moods. Perfect! The air is also only just starting to get cold, and I can't wait!!

Probably one of the most exhilarating and amazing experiences I've had is one in which I walked under a storm. The rain was so heavy I could barely see in front of me. And above, thunder rolled as if an avalanche was right over my head, while lightning streaked across the night sky in majestic, forking flashes. It was a remarkable experience I'd recommend in the blink of an eye. I'd always recommend any moment where our disconnect with nature is arrested. The hot shower when you get back home is also a very persuasive reward, don't you think?

Anyway, just food for thought I guess. I'll just get back to my cup of coffee and my 2500 word essay. Yippee!


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