It snowed today. A great white cloud descended, bringing a preview of heavens' glorious expanse. The children laughed and played, and hit each other with little spheres of cleanliness. With flushed cheeks and frozen lips they slowly trickled inside, the warmth within even greater for the cold without. Even parents felt a warmth in the snow as they journeyed out, a glowing reminder that all is not lost in this world. But my window stayed shuttered, my doors remained closed, my body remained inside.