Winter’s Mantle

by Kate

In the city, snow subsumes stone. Winter has stolen softly and shifted the surfaces of the world.
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Yesterday I wrapped my baby in warm wool and wandered through the snowscape to the nearby Allegheny Cemetery, which is part castle…

part postcard…
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and part Narnia.
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The statues of the cemetery are stark and stone, blackened by the ages and bespeaking grief…
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But winter had wrapped her icy mantle around them, quite literally in this case, imparting a strange sense of warmth and a definite flair for couture.
winter's mantle cemetery statues

There is a softness and an elegance and flair about these wintry stoles that I imagine makes it much more comfortable for this young woman eternally reading high in the sky.

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And an amusing jauntiness about Justice’s new hat.
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All in all, I wouldn’t mind possessing a few items designed by the icy hand of winter…
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but for all their soft elegance they may be a bit chilly… so I’ll stick to my warm woolens and downy furs.

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