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November 14th, 2016

A six-word story

You think you're funny.

You were.

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I'd like to make a request:

LiveJournal now has a version of the "Like" feature — that heart on the lower left of each entry. I want to see how it looks to the blogger when people click that. Could some of you reading this do so?

Edit: Yay, LJ (like Twitter and Facebook) tells you who clicked it! I'm on a tablet, and touching the number next to the "Like" heart makes a list pop up. I'm guessing hovering a mouse over it on a desktop would give the same info.

"The Death of Cold," 11/14/2016

"The Death of Cold"
by Christopher Walsh
11/14/2016





What is cold comfort?
Is one hugged by the cold?
Are we protected by it?
Do we seek it?
Cold finds us:
Cold reaches us and pours on us, tendrilling past our defenses, making our hearts work to cling to warmth.
Enough cold, of course, kills.
There's no love in the cold:
Cold is an invisible shield against it.
Cold simply, quietly, insistently, (eventually, perhaps) icily,
Prods at us. Works to weaken us.
True comfort is a bulwark against that.
True comfort protects, gently.
It warms.


© Christopher Walsh, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christopher Walsh (chris_walsh) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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