Saturday, January 19, 2008
One Below: A Frigid Setting for Mystery
Chicago is unusually cold tonight; we're expecting a low of -4 overnight, and it was not much above zero all day. The tales of Jack London kept floating through my mind, telling me I was a wimp to feel cold; after all, in his classic "To Build A Fire" the temperature was 75 degrees below zero.
In any case, I was thinking what an interesting setting this weather would make for a mystery. Who would go out to commit a crime on a night like this? What would make someone venture into that impossible cold? Saving another person? Murdering him?
The ice photo, once again, is compliments of my poorly insulated house. :) This is what nature painted on my frigid front porch window.