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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Eight days til Christmas - Winter's coat

Winter's coat - 5 by 7 watercolor
Eight days to Christmas - winter sets in, coating the world in cold.
The stars too are cold, against a brittle sky.
Silence. Stillness. Memories.
Time to slow down, to consider the stars, the cold, the season.

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