Let It Snow.
Cars had turned into slumbering white hummocks overnight. The roads had healed. The world was whole.
You wanted to get out there early.
You were the first person in history to crunch a footprint into the terrain. There were animal hieroglyphics to read, snowflakes to catch on your tongue. How long can one last before it melts on a mittentip?
Later, a Brueghel of snowball fights, snowmen, sledding, igloos inevitably abandoned halfway, and look what that dog’s doing.
If the almanac is correct, all this will recur soon. Except now you’ll be more likely to find yourself out on the slopes, or heroically driving down to the hardware store for more salt.
Remember your good old intarsia sweater? It’s still up to the job.
Intarsia Sweater (No. 6716). A cozy, yet festive holiday standard in a simple but elegant intarsia design. Lush five-gauge wool/nylon blend. Intarsia is a knitting technique that creates patterns from multiple colors, creating the illusion that the colors are inlaid into one another. Ribbed neck, cuffs, and waist. Imported.