I feel a need to comment on the freezing cold temperature icing every man, woman, and child in Florence at the moment. I know someone in Alaska/Midwest/Canada/Russia is probably shaking their head right now thinking you think this is cold? But you know what it is freezing…! I can’t feel my hands when I forget to bring my gloves on the bus and well everyone else in Italy seems to be getting snow but us here in Firenze. It doesn’t really hinder daily life, I still head off to my work(s) and sip tea like an English wanna-be.. but all I want to do is strap myself to a traveling electric blanket like this model ( bet she didn’t think she would be modeling this.. ever)
or possibly shrink to baby size and have t-man push me around in a blanket filled passegino …OK I get that it’s kinda sad when your actually jealous of warm and cozy babies on their passeggiata ..tsk tsk
The Italian news of course is extremely dramatic and showing flashbacks of last year when the city was stopped in December due to the quick and dramatic snowfall; images of cars stuck on the fi-pi-li and people walking home like a post-apocalyptic dream. La NEVE screams from every corner but when I look outside the window each morning like a kid on Christmas.. all I get is this sad sight…
basically some type of rain like snow-mist that I have to squint to see.. even ROME has impressive photos circulating facebook with the Colosseum covered in snow and people already digitally enhancing gorgeous photos. Even the Republic of San Marino is covered in snow up to the first floor (yikes! ) and the news here would have us believe Florence sometime in the near future could look like this…would have us believe Florence sometime in the near future could look like this..
right! ( there still time.. ) so this cold Texan is back to sipping chai tea and watching episode after episode of Mad Men. Have a great weekend everyone, and stay safe .. steer clear of Italian news, snowmageddon, and ATAF ( aspettare tanta alla fermata )