Trillion

Winter forest walk by Angela Josephine for "Zillion" Whisper Winter" blog by Angela Josephine about hope
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The sun is making its circuit low in the sky, its cool rays brushing against tree trunks and casting deep, blue-ash ribbons along the path. New snow. 6 to 8 inches built of a trillion pillowy flakes: those crystalline structures still intact, their patterned edges stealing the star from the sky and blanketing the earth with a trillion glorious suns.  They flame the length of heavy laden branches, glow across fragrant pine needles.  The corona of the forest. The solar nexus of winter.  And suddenly, a trillion tiny suns flare.  Confetti fills the sky. A trillion tiny stars pool and spin along my exhaled breath.  A new galaxy.  “Happy new year,”  I whisper to it.