on a snow-falling day

Gabe Snowball fight

The snow outside is thick and wet enough that the snowballs have that certain elegant sting when packed right. Press too hard during construction and they can hurt, so it’s important to prepare your ammunition before the heat of battle and sequester them in a decent hidey-hole, where your adversary can’t get to them but they’re readily available for launching along that gliding arc to hopefully land somewhere besides your opponent’s face. In this case, my opponent is my 8 year old and he battled with the urgency that only a person in his age range can muster; every throw was deadly, and every hit taken was merely a glancing blow in this life or death contest of fortitude.

When we got back inside, we were ready for the peace accords and bound by the holy nature of the hot…

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