Chasing away the cold of winter

January 1st, 2015, 3am

It’s hard to describe the unique joy of skating between maple trees frozen in the ice, crossing one leg over the other and chasing embers through the dark. I’d never experienced anything like it. The ice glimmered around the Schwedenfeuer and moonlight shadows reached across the snow. We shouted to each other amidst the sounds of the crackling fire and the wind blowing through the bare trees.

I don’t know how much time passed. A moon dog glowed in the sky as the clouds thinned and Orion began to shine. I unzipped my coat and let the wind of winter rush against my chest.

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Jonathon Reed

Cheerful wanderer. Passionate about breakfast and jumping off high things. Exploring is in my blood.

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