Been cool lately. To admit I don’t use the word cold for sake of dignity and a certain northern cockiness about this business other people call cold. Spell that word with caps if it makes you feel better. COLD. Underline it if you want, COLD. Add italics, COLD. Basically what winter is made of.
I watched a woman, darling little thing, scurry from her car to the front door of the local grocery, wearing flip flops. Postage-stamp shoes. To know if that woman happened to put her car in the ditch she could be in for some real hurt. Hard to answer whether she was a true northerner or a true southerner; the cockiness was apparent.