Here are people who know how to live in winter. I ought to study it and take notes. I’d like to be outdoors more when the temperatures are not extremely cold. The kids and I went out this morning, and my three-year-old didn’t even last ten minutes. She said her socks were wet. (They weren’t.) So back inside I went. Later today, while I made supper, she went out with her older brother, just stomping around in the crusty snow, enjoying herself in the pre-dark of a winter day. When she came back in, I could feel the cold fresh air hanging around her like a cloak, brightening her face and mood. I wanted to put that on myself.