Is there a silver lining
Some years ago, I lived in Cache valley while attending Utah State Univ. The valley can be cold at times, temperature inversions being common. That is where it is warmer in the mountains than in the valley.
One January, I think it was of '03, there was an inversino for the entire month. It was hazy and cold. There were days of lows being in the -20's F and highs only getting up to something like -6 F. I often road my bike to work and classes during this time and found the ride, cutting through a wooded area to be quite relaxing. towards the end of the bitt month, I was walking early one morning and heard several birds chirping and calling to each other. It was probably some old crows but I am not sure as I did not see them. I was talking to a friend and mentioned the birds I had heard that morning. He did not believe me and even retraced my steps to hear the birds too. For me the birds were like a call to my mind that even in the darkest of times there is still hope, there is still good around us but we must seek it out and find it.