I’m trying to be more attentive to the nature of cycles. Yesterday, I was surprised to see Red Square boarded up for the winter. It’s the first seasonal closure that I’ve noticed. I’m aware that this town folds into winter more slowly than it opens in the spring, but wasn’t expecting such a definitive sign the day after the equinox. Alas, the wheel turns.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve pulled out my hoodies and it seems that Red Square’s bread and butter are Speedos.