Winter Night Magic
Just want you to know that I always enjoy your column, Jim Dodson!
Last Sunday, your article about women being cold is totally true! I laughed through the entire piece as I related to all of what you were trying to say. I recognized myself after just the first two paragraphs.
Now that we have had several more days of really frigid weather, with snow and ice along with the low temperatures, the “layers” have increased!
I am from Rhode Island, with family still residing in Maine, so I totally identified with your experience as you described your heading out from the warm comfort of your home at midnight to feed the deer and take in the beauty of a snow-laced, starlit winter evening. There is, indeed, something magical about such moments.
Though the night air on such occasions is so sharp in its intensity that one’s eyes form tears even in the absence of sadness, it is exhilarating nonetheless. It is a peaceful moment as well, one where everything truly does seem right with ourselves and the world around us.
Thank you for telling your stories so wonderfully.
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