It was -5 degrees last night. I bought a mini palm tree from Staples an hour ago, and wondered what I must have looked like heaving its artificial green leafiness through the white snow, an unchanging grey sky as my backdrop. I was not cut out for this weather. But then again, is any human being? I keep thinking about how beautiful Spring and Summer will be. I try not to dwell on the sad current events. I look forward to the future, even though I know the pretty seasons don’t last. They provide the weary with a much needed snow-cease-fire. Cease-snow?