Sentience in the Snow
People say the reason that winter is so quiet is that snow absorbs the sound. Just imagine. The snow knows everyone’s secrets, hopes, desires. The snow is sentient. Under the snow is every word ever spoken, and snow falling is words being added to the pile. We want to dive into a snowbank and learn all the knowledge in all of history. But we can’t. The fact that all the words in the world are right under our feet drives us crazy, but there’s nothing we can do.