No let-up in the cold again today, breath in the air, ice under foot.
I’m reminded of case 43 of The Blue Cliff Record:
A monk asked Tozan, « When cold and heat visit us, how should we avoid them? »
Tozan said, « Why not go where there is neither cold nor heat? »
The monk asked, « Where is there neither cold nor heat? »
Tozan said, « When it is cold, kill yourself with cold. When it is hot, kill yourself with heat. »