It was one of those winter days when you would throw (boiling) water up in the air and by the time it began its descent it had already turned into ice.
Yes, it was that cold.
But Miranda loved it. She loved the snow, the cold, and the warmth it led to indoors, wrapped up with a blanket in front of the fireplace with a hot drink in hand, and family and friends around telling stories.
The cold brought them closer together. That was what she remembered.
Sometimes all it takes is for something out of the ordinary to remind us of the most fundamental virtues in life.
We tend to forget the need to nurture our bonds with others when we simply go about our (normal) days.