2008-12-25 - 1:15 p.m.
I started rolling the snow and it was a little like rolling it for the first time. When I finally made it big enough, I was really confused as to how not spherical it was. But then something happened in my brain and I began shaving off the rough parts with my bemittened palms, then scored the top with my unbemittened fingertips so the balls would fit together. The knowledge of how to make a snowman was sitting in my brain all along, waiting to become necessary again.
Christmas, it ain't so bad this year.