Winter is coming in the southern hemisphere. So far, we've only burned our rubbish and a log or two on chillier nights, but firewood will be delivered today, four cubic metres of pine, to start. Ah, the pleasure of a fire, instead of the 'anonymous heat' of a radiator, as Jeanette Winterson calls it. (She and D. H. Lawrence share the 'suspicion that there is something immoral about central heating.')
I remember playing in the snow for hours and hours, each foot wrapped in a long plastic bread bag, dry and warm and happy.
Photo: Snow on a corrugated rooftop, near Nikko, Japan
Text: Excerpts from 'Art Objects' by Jeanette Winterson, p.162
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