Blog By K.

fact: freezing is a pain except for cooling of various pastries

In Life, Photography, Travel on 2012/02/02 at 9:03 pm

There’s a different type of cold here. At least compared to what I’m used to back home. Sharp like a razor or isande as they’d say it in Swedish. Accordingly it hits your face, head, bones even as soon as you walk out the door. Some of my friends here say they hike all the way to the neighbouring country Georgia stating “it’s pretty alright, actually” but that does not change my sentiments whatsoever, perhaps the contrary effect, even though I’m trying to build up a more healthy routine exercise-wise these days. Thing is, I’m always walking here. walk walk walk. And since the entire city is mountainous, it’s always walk up or walk down or walk fast but don’t fall in the holes that are scattered everywhere etc.

Some days I get so frustratingly angry at the weather here, cursing at thin air every time I’m about to leave the house, but then there’s these little things that can make up for it all. Like today when arriving home, our nearby jazz-man starting playing his music again. He’s invisible to the eye, our jazz-man, but every once in a while we can hear him playing his saxophone, a rarity treasured to the utmost. And so today as I was opening the gate, once again annoyed at the minus degrees, I heard the jazz-man (why not woman?) play his or her tunes and suddenly – everything was alright again.

(Note: this post was written one and a half week ago. Today it snowed all day. Fucking weather.)

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  1. haha lilla hjärtat, hoppas det blir varmare för oss båda snart. hur länge är det vinter i armenien? i frankrike har det inte snöat så mycket på över tjugo år. ganska fint iof. som ett narnialandskap (hur ofta ser man snötäckta lyktor i varje gathörn, och små franska barn som sopar undan snön med en sopkvast och boulangeriedamen dela ut rykande hett kaffe gratis för att det råder någon form av “övernaturlig” fara i samhället?)

  2. åh j’espère! har frågat runt (typ varenda människa i yerevan) och vissa säger att våren börjar tidig mars, andra typ april. vill bara att snön ska börja smälta!!! not a big fan of winter men ditt fransmanlandskap lät minst sagt idylliskt, en gest som att random bidra med kaffe må vara helt trivial å given för dem, dock helt fantastisk för oss. tänk om nån tant i sverige plötsligt skulle börja dela ut pepparkakor på gatan? tror nog mys-tant skulle uppfattas mer som knas-tant. hoppas studierna och lägenhetsökandet gått bra chérie!

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