Yes, it's another cold morning in Milwaukee, and the wind isn't helping a bit. When it gets this cold, I help myself by reading a poem written by Wallace Stevens. I keep a copy of it in my wallet and take it out this time of year to remind myself that there is wonder in the cold, if one has the right sensibility (and a good hat).
One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter
Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in the sound of the wind, In the sound of a few leaves,
Which is the sound of the land Full of the same wind That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow, And, nothing himself, beholds Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.