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  • It is difficult to remember life before the ice storm.
    Every day since has been a dazzle from before the sunrise into the night. Every detail in the landscape has been picked out and wrapped in ice adding infinite definition to the forest.
    The sun seems immense, but the cold is as well and this cosmic battle of wills holds our attention.
  • A passing car lights up the trees along the road, illuminating an eerie landscape exposed by the headlights.
    Everything has become transformed by ice. Tree branches radiate light and shadows become blue hollows. Frost flowers bloom on window edges.
  • The days between the recent waves of storms are hard, bright and clear.
    These are days to dream in, where the New Year begins to form,
    Although the sun is now cold, it has the power to light the far reaches of the mind with clarity and illumination.
    These are the diamond days of winter, calendar jewels most precious and rare.
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