Sparkling frost, radiant sunlight, cold: this morning reminds me of how I love winter’s beauty.

When my girls were little, they loved these mornings when Jack Frost first appeared in the season. Today, with a kitten in arms, my 12-year-old stepped out on the deck, oohing, then decided to wear a hat on her walk to school.

I counseled my teenager, Soak up the sunlight. There’s more gray to come.

Little Jacky Frost nipped my nose
Little Jacky Frost nipped my toes
So I went inside and shut the door!


By Brett Ann Stanciu

Brett Ann Stanciu lives with her two daughters in Hardwick, Vermont. Her creative nonfiction book, Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal, will be published by Steerforth Press in September 2021. Her novel about rural life in Vermont, Hidden View, was published in 2015.

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