Hard Thoughts on a Cold Day

Everything is hard at 20 below
Getting out of bed, walking the dogs,
keeping the house warmth enough to avoid icing inside.

Snow in the driveway is packed hard and flat, but not slippery ... it's too cold for that
In summer, my driveway is torture, the potholes have potholes
But the snow has covered them up, filled them in, smoothed them over.

Life is that way, sometimes
Today's hardship covers or fills or smooths yesterdays troubles
Changing the shape of our lives, sometimes for the better; even while making things ... 


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