She listened as hard as she could. She uncovered her ear to listen and the cold did not bite her cheek. The dark was warmer. She put out her hand and felt only coolness. The little sound that she heard was a trickling of water drops. The eaves were dripping. The she knew.
- from The Long Winter
I've never seen my kids so excited to see a puddle. I've never been so excited to see a puddle.