Cattails in winter twilight
It’s been really cold lately. On Saturday, when I went down to the shop, it was 4 below. I don’t remember it being that cold here. In other parts of the country, New England and the Midwest, it dipped into the -30’s. My folks marveled it was snowing at the beach in South Carolina.
It’s strange, laboring away on an object so reminiscent of summer when the ground is frozen hard. You start out cold and shivering but, like touching a talisman, soon feel memories of warm breezes, smells of the salt marsh, the sound of cicadas and seagulls, voices of children playing on the beach, carried over the surf.
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