I grew up in San Francisco, which doesn’t have a winter. Instead, the weather is mildly uncomfortable all year round, except for sunny days deposited irregularly like rat-food pellets in a science experiment. San Franciscans didn’t use seasonal metaphors when talking about mood. “I’ve been feeling low” or “I’m bummed out” were the closest approximations of what May describes as a state of ambiguous disquietude with no implied urgency and no implied ending. As far as I can tell, every elementary school in the Bay Area had a unit on the Donner Party, which is where temperate children first learned of winter’s horrors. Naturally, it was the cannibalism part that captured everyone’s interest, but you couldn’t tackle the cannibalism without understanding why the settlers were starving, and they were starving because it was December in the Sierra Nevada. Winter was an evil fairy tale about being stuck with your family under a … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Enjoy This Winter?
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Vogue has admitted that she has not even seen the finished results in person yet, due to the pandemic and she has been forced to design the whole thing via Zoom! She has been working with expert interior designers over virtual conference calls to ensure everything looks immaculate. Davina McCall even commented to say how impressed she was: "Ooooooooh I love how clean this is." … [Read more...] about Vogue Williams unveils beautiful Ireland home – but Spencer Matthews isn’t happy