The first month of 2011 is ending already. It should be called "It's Only January". Because this winter seems unsurviveable already. Snow after frigging snow. Half-hearted sun that gives way to mid-afternoon lingering darkness that lasts until the dark falls and someone says, "It's only January."
Yes, and we have at least 2 more months before any sign of spring may show up. Maybe it'll go on til April; we don't know. We just wait as best we can. And use every crutch available to keep the last bit of a will to live kindled.
Each year, it seems a bit more pointless. Time to read the Russians and Swedes. Hold on, everybody. It's just a test.
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