Cold Clarity

Night Sky

If, mid-winter, you crave the comfort of warmer temperatures, then you’re going to have to settle for cloud-befuddled skies, fog patches, and mists rising from every snowy field.

With coldness comes clarity. Stars gleam brightest when temperatures are plunging. Then the air stings like iron and brings a flush to your cheeks. It stiffens your fingers and makes you pause mid-stride, testing your gloves and taking stock of your endurance.

How long can you withstand the chill?

Cold teaches you something about time.

You might grimace and stamp your feet—but oh that light! Those distances!

Everything is defined.

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