Winter reminds me of a handsome narcissist, a guy with a beguiling smile and a stone-cold heart.
He knows what scares you, and he loves every minute of it. If my Mimi were here, she'd break off a switch and whip that man proper.
The snow keeps falling. Bandy filled the bird feeder, but the poor little robin won't budge from her perch.
"When all aloud the wind doth blow . . .
And birds sit brooding in the snow."
--William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost V, ii
Snow on the broken urn.
"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."
--James Joyce, from The Dead in Dubliners
"It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned."
--Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago