How low does the temperature have to be before we literally freeze?
Can we survive winters that increasingly fell our bodies and even
our hearts with lower and lower temperatures? Will our glass be
neither half full or half empty, but a receptacle for ice cubes?
This winter is starting to make me ponder the limits of our adaptability….physical and mental. Looking out my window at the half-light of winter daytime I despair for the fluttering birds
in the garden and the deer that strive in the woods around my home. I despair for myself should the furnace give out, should
the food supply run down, or my optimism freeze over.
Ice Age warning is posted in my brain! I remember thinking years ago when I toured Auschwitz on a cold February day that the cold
and starvation would get me long before the gas chamber. For how many was this true then? We are masters of adaptability being able to manipulate the environment to our advantage. We are also fools if we think we can fight nature. We bend and stretch our
capabilities, but we are small fish in the frozen oceans of time.