Luke Melia


November 15, 2003

Windy City

NY Times: Woman Dies and Thousands Lose Power in High Winds. It was the most intense winds I’ve ever felt here. I was rollerblading to work Thursday and questioned at one point if I’d be able to make any forward progress and at another point if I’d be able to stop. The answer to both was “yes, but with extreme difficulty.”

I walked home for lunch, eating an avocado-cucumber roll as I went. Upon finishing the roll at my corner, I went to toss the container in the trash can. A gust arose soon after I had released the container and lifted it up. I instinctively went to clutch it from the air, but was not quite quick enough. I was left with a fistful of ginger.

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