and through my open window I could hear birds chipper chattering away in the branches of the tree next to my house. They sounded utterly jubilant and I dared to think the thought, "Could spring be coming?! Could it come early this year?!" And I skitted around the house cheerfully.
Upon which thought, it started to snow. And the birds became silent. (I don't know where they went.)
And so, this is what I had for lunch: