Mixing two excellent readings from my student days: Gorilla in the Mist and The Naked Ape.
I am not a polar bear, nor do I dive into the Neva on New Year’s Eve. It is a knowledge to feel the moisture in the air, the cold of winter, on your skin. Despite the climate, I do not think Nature is hostile. On the contrary, perhaps we should rest a little more, waiting like hibernating bears the coming of spring.