The first time it snowed was wonderful. The white changed everything and it felt like a new world. On the second day, Jim came by in a wood sleigh pulled by horse. Yulka and I ran out to him. I wanted to go into the snow more than anything in the world. We started going and going and it felt like we went forever. After a while it became cold but we didn’t care. I would have frozen solid to see all the things I saw that day.
After a while we turned back. That is when the sun went away and it became terribly cold. The wind picked up and nearly blew us off the sled. Finally we got home and sat by the fire. It was hours before I was warm again. Next winter I will do it again, but with maybe warmer clothes.
Everything I thought I knew about the outside changed that day. Under the white of snow nothing was the same. I feel it will be a long time before I see things the way I did before.