We’re drawing out the connections and making explicit what it is that winter teaches us about human nature, and I’d like to spend a little time just on that before we go to the specific lessons of winter. Let’s just stick with: what is winter like? and give ourselves a chance to state some of the obvious, and after that some of the less obvious, and after that perhaps even less obvious. This is because when we say winter, we are speaking not only of nature but of human nature. How would we recognize winter happening? What happens in winter that does not happen at any other time. Would somebody just name something about winter that doesn’t happen at any other time?