Instagram photo by thejalbatrossThe Chill
Seek not warmth here. Seek only the chill the reach down into the core of you and with but a mere touch, send an ice flow through your veins. Pin pricked goose flesh dotting the skin like braille as the cold envelopes you with the tender caress of a blanket.
Such fresh intensity gives stark reminder to the life that still yet resides. There is grim solace in the discomfort. Of the cold. Cold water strikes against the skin like hot iron and hot breath hangs upon the cold air. Colds intensity seeks to remind that life is still very much coursing hotly onward even when we cannot feel the warmth.
Intensifying agent, enhancing the senses a hundred fold. No lack of feeling is there in residence of bleak midwinter night and day. No lack of kinship in the cold. Draw ye close together and laugh against the chill with hoisted mug and spirit. The cold be defined by intensity. Not merely its own but its ability to exposit the utmost from all around it.