Sometimes a snowstorm is not a snowstorm

A snowstorm consists of an almost infinite number of memories crystallized in the below-freezing environment of the upper atmosphere where an abundance of moisture is present. At the core of every ice crystal is a nucleus of familial history, whether shared or individual, upon which moisture condenses and freezes into a cold, hard, impenetrable shell. In the supercooled interior of the cloud, liquid water droplets and these ice crystal shells cannot coexist separately for long periods of time, as the attraction of the nucleus is too great. The ice crystals rob the liquid droplets of their moisture, thereby growing continuously and rapidly; even the most repressed memory particles eventually accumulate into sizable packets of ice. Some of these ice crystals stick to each other to create a collection in the form of a snowflake…

More live now on our site, in Ryan and Christy Call’s new story “Snowstorm as Nostalgic Accumulation.”

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