Mark Helprin's Appreciation of Winter
In many ways, technology has allowed us to conquer mother nature. With things like cars, insulation, and air conditioning, we have largely overcome the difficulties that nature can present. This is one of the reasons I love winter: it is one of the few times when a lot of snow (and this year, ice) can occasionally get the better of us and force us to put life on hold for a day.
8:28 PM / February 17, 2011