Walking Through Winter to Get to Spring | Alison Chino

February 24, 2015 11:12 PM

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Walking Through Winter to Get to Spring | Alison Chino

I can hear the wind outside and the rain hitting the tin roof of the porch. I check the weather three times to see if there is a better window for getting outside, an hour of the day when water will not be splattering in my face as I walk. Little icons show that rain will be falling across all the daylight hours and actually it is warmer outside right now than it will be this afternoon. The temperatures are dropping and soon the rain will turn to sleet.

I pull on fleece leggings and zip up my Gore-tex rain slicker. I lace up my boots, take a deep breath, and step out into the weather. The first 10 minutes are brutal. The wind is slicing through any opening it can find in my clothes, sending chills deep. I wish for my warm bed or a seat by a fire an...

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