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March 11, 2008
Water runs down over black sand, cigarette butts, and beneath stubborn ice into the sewer. The thaw is here. This winter has been too long. Everyone agrees. Some of them are like that. It was not particularly severe. The snow didnít get four feet deep. The power didnít go out for weeks, but it was a long soul-sapping night of winter that left us all gasping for sunlight and air. I find I am already looking for excuses to go outside. My car sits neglected for days at a time as I walk to the grocery and out for breakfast.