Please, take some time to compare this photo, and the one from the last year. The same date, the same place and yet completely different. And I prefer the one from the last year. It was snowy, cold, windy, as it should be on a weekend after Christmas. This year we had too much clothes, too little water, I have forgotten to bring a small hair band and sunglasses. Big mistakes in these conditions. And we were drinking the beer in front of the store, which is a kind of favorite village entertainment. Maybe not in January, but this year it was very possible. Why not use an advantage of it?
Now when I analyze a period since October till now, I realize that I gladly took chances to go outside for a walk, coffee, beer whenever possible, always thinking: “OK, I should use this day. Who knows, maybe the winter will start tomorrow and this is the last nice warm day.” And freaking winter never came. No snow at all. Even on mountains. Global warming kicks asses. And it makes me sad and worried.
This is one small detail from our mountain house on Kopaonik mountain. A broken mirror. (Don’t want to be superstitious, but….) There is a funny story behind it.
It got broken one year, when the winer was very cold, we had the problems with pipes, vents, small flood and total disaster in the bathroom. Our cousins were there with a group of friends. The mirror got broken and they came up with an extraordinary idea for fixing it. (Being isolated in a mountain house, eating winter food and having a few shots of strong alcohol can boost your creativity tremendously.) They have decided to stick the missing piece with bubble gums. They were chewing gums for a minute or so and than used them as a glue or kind of binder. Brilliant! Unfortunately, after a few showers, the bathroom was filled with steam and the piece of art fell apart. (Oh, it even rhymes.)
The mirror remained broken. Nobody dared to do try to fix it again. If that ingenious solution failed, is there anything else in the world that could be done? (Yes, we could clean it, I know.)