“It’s so cold, Mommy. Where are we going to go?”

“We’ll just wait it out.”

“But Mommy, it’s so cold.”

“Look. Look at the snow. Isn’t it pretty?”

“It’s pretty, Mommy. But why is it so cold?”

“Because it’s winter. Look at the pretty snow. Forget about the cold.”

“But it’s hard, Mommy.” 

“I know.”

“Why does the pretty snow come with the cold?”

“Because beauty does not come without pain.”

“But you’re beautiful, Mommy.” 

“I know.”