"Russia is, with Canada, the other great winter nation, a place where snow is not a likely happenstance
but a fixed certainty." p.24
On the right you see my sister modelling (in Russia) her winter crocheted skirt
"...winter creates a suspension of normal rules;
... it enforces a dramatization of normal events.
We act out in winter cities.
When we're cold, we stamp our feet, we shiver -
we show that we're cold."
"Cities in winter are natural stages for holiday theatrics. The city street in winter is intrinsically made for a show." p.120
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