Tuesday, December 23, 2008
On December: The Boiling Hot/Freezing Cold Month
Being in Israel during "the holiday season" is both refreshing and kind of sad. Refreshing because im not drowning in material excess/Christmas jingles on the TV and radio/tacky decorations. Sad because, even though I dont even celebrate Christmas back home, things are always warm and fuzzy around this time. There is kind of this buzz. I guess it has alot to do with the fact that by December, uni is well and truly done for the semester, its summer holidays until the end of February, and there is so much to look forward to. It really feels like the end of the year, and the beginning of the next.
It doesnt feel like that here. Its just another month. Its not warm, like back home. But its not freezing either, like in Europe, where i spent last Christmas and a couple before that. I've only ever really had hot Decembers or sub-zero ones. Haifa is dis-orientingly moderately temperatured. Its chillier than usual, but nothing to write home about.
Speaking of chillier, a bunch of my friends are in Europe right now, and i kind of really wish i was with them. I know its not even snowing in any of the places they're in at the moment, but these winter pictures are dedicated to them.
Fig 1. Arezo. Paris.
Fig 2. Vafa. Vienna.
Fig 3. Ray. London.
Fig 4. Shervs. Vienna.