we are climbing out of sub-zero temps here, and tomorrow i will take my first walk in a ten days. we are still snow covered, with little brown stems sticking out of mounds of windblown snow. but i am hoping for some new inspiration. february is always the most existentially challenging month here in minnseota. it’s good for the soul in a character-building sort of way. i know you all think we’re crazy. but i’m telling you, it’s good. it’s hard. but getting comfortable with cold is a form of being comfortable with discomfort, and understanding that it is endurable. being cold, and liking it, is a way of overcoming fear. fear of cold. fear of extremity. fear of your body’s limitations. fear, ultimately, of mortality. prove me wrong.
buckthorn with winter frost