The Discipline of the Plug

Cold air descends, and cold weather also seems to pour down from the higher atmosphere. It nestles in the low spots, squirms around a little to get comfortable, and then locks in tight for the duration.

A cold snap focusses the out-of-home priorities and schedules. Errands and visits must be strung like beads on a short thread.

As a concept, spontaneity loses meaning below minus twenty. The block heater has seen to that; all impulses are tempered by a four-hour lead time.

That is the discipline of the plug.

Archived Comments

  1. Brian Hampson on 20081223.Tuesday:
    Brrr. Try living in a city that isn't used to solid water coming from the sky... Cabin FEVER... people don't want to go out and do stuff until liquid water returns. Sigh.