Friday, October 15, 2004

The wind sprang up...

The wind sprang up at four o’clock
The wind sprang up and broke the bells
Swinging between life and death
These words by T.S. Eliot seem appropriate this Friday evening. The first cold, stormy weather of autumn has hit the Chicago area. The dreaded "S" word was even mentioned by some forecasters earlier in the week, but now they say we won't get any snow ... yet. They were even talking about a Great Lakes storm to rival the 1975 Lake Superior storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald.

I'm not ready for all this nasty weather and I'm the type of person who likes cooler weather. Summer was late to arrive this year and now it's leaving us! Fortunately, I won't be taking the commuter train to work anymore. No more waiting in the wind and in single-digit temperatures for the train!