With every passing year it seems that I grow more and more uncomfortable with the cold weather. I'm kind of embarrassed to say that I finally understand all the snow birds that flit on south every time the temperatures drop and the nights stretch on forever. The cold weather always seems to make me feel helpless and trapped, no matter how bundled up I get.
BUT. Then I went outside last night and caught snowflakes on my tongue. I came inside and the snowflakes that had fallen on me looked like diamonds as they melted into perfect tiny water droplets. When I woke up the next day and looked out of my window I immediately remembered why I want to live here forever.