After school yesterday, I took Ben to Tompkins Square Park so he could play with his friend before starting his homework.
It was Arctic out. My friend Claude and I did all we could to keep our circulation going while our sons frolicked about the playground as if the first day of spring had arrived.
Now I realize they were in constant motion so their bodies were heating up a bit but what I noticed more is that they were laughing and totally delighted to be playing with each other. Joy, not temperature, was the dominating factor here.
It's been a while since I've been so lost in a happy time that I didn't realize that I was freezing to death. That's life at it's best.