Snow and Latte

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January 4th 2014, Saturday

Little earlier than last year, winter storm has come. My town Brooklyn are filled with snow, of course in front of my building. Maybe it is just the second or third time for me to shovel out.

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Chilly cold, but it’s ok, good exercise. Street is brighter than usual, thanks to snow reflecting the sunlight.

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All the trash, refuse, recyclable materials that I and other residents threw at night, are covered with white.

After that, I went to my favorite cafe near my house. When I stand by the counter to order, the cafe master, a dandy middle aged man, quiet with little words, asked me “Latte?,” and I found that he’s remembered everytime I ordered latte. Unfortunately, today I took a cup of regular coffee! But it was still happy to know that my life in this town is peacefully continuing from 2013 to now, 2014.

去年より早いウィンターストーム。除雪剤をガンガンに巻き、各ビルの暖房効果によって比較的雪が溶けやすいマンハッタンと違って、こちらはがっつり積もった。人生で2,3度目かぐらいの、雪かき。
近所のカフェには、寡黙なナイスミドルのマスターがいるんだけど、今日もそこに行ったら注文するより先に「ラテか?」って言われた。残念ながら今日は普通のコーヒーの気分だったのだけど、いつもここでラテばかり頼んでいるのを覚えてもらったらしい。仕事に追われてなんだか大晦日も正月も知らぬ間に通り過ぎてしまったようだけど、だけど生活の時間はちゃんと連続している。2013年から2014年。

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