Today I willingly woke up really early in the morning, and without an alarm clock, which is something I rarely do and only if bribed with coffee, in order to check the US election results. About 2 minutes after checking the news I just wanted to go back to bed, fall asleep and wake up to some different news. And if I thought that was the worst part of the day, the even worse one came when I ran across opinions of intelligent people who were endorsing Trump. So instead of keeping a close eye on this I just decided to work, listen to music and above all enjoy the snow.
We’ve had almost 3 days of non-stop snow here in Stockholm, and it is pointless to say that the scenery changed overnight. And this morning at 6 o’clock I was looking out the kitchen window, waiting for my coffee to get done, and just stared in amazement at the beauty of it all. Since the first snowflakes made their way here last week I have a large smile frozen on my face and the kid in me is happy. I know I will probably get this for 5 more months (add cold bitter wind and frost to it), but never in my life have I felt sad when it snowed. Not even when it happened at the dawn of Spring. It’s beautiful and makes me happy inside. And it goes well with coffee, cinnamon cookies, hot wine and cosy beds. All I am missing is a cat for company.
But with my cup of coffee I just went back to watching the news, which I couldn’t entirely ignore and just left them playing somewhere in the background. I was super curious about the results of these elections and I enjoyed the political satire created around them, the pup culture mobilisation and the logical reasoning brought to the audiences by experts, but right now I have no idea what to expect. I will start with watching the news, it’s my job in the end, and see where that takes me. I am excited to see the response pop culture will have to this and I think that, just like the time of the war in Iraq, we will have a lot of voices singing their discontent. If we don’t than there is something terribly wrong with the World. Not that the World order isn’t somehow changing already, and I restrain myself to say that it is falling apart. I somehow want to quote the great wizard Dumbledore and say “Dark times lie ahead”, just to make everything more dramatic and because I like Harry Potter. I would also feel tempted to say: OMG, WTF? But who am I to have a say in all this? Will wait and see, and especially I will watch.
And since I so thought I would simply refuse to pay attention to this today, here I am writing a blog that sounds more like one fit for my work blog rather than my personal rantingaboutwhateverIwant page. Time to stop now and add some pictures of the pretty snow and put myself to sleep thinking of all the political satire to come and the Winter wonderland outside my window. And listen to more HIM.