January 31, 2007
Even though the clouds have moved in, thick rank upon rank, piled high and wide, horizon to horizon, to replace the clear skies, the temperatures have not begun to climb. Just the opposite, in fact. The clouds donít seem to be exerting their usual blanket effect. It seems that the snow on the ground is acting as an anti-blanket to the creatures living on its upper surface. The snow radiates cold and the clouds absorb the soul of cold, leaving behind the lifeless residue of cold, the ashes of cold, the hollow husk of cold, the silent corpse of cold.