She dances in the snow
Unaware of the events
That will come in the future.
She breaks off a crystallized water cone
Knowing it will soon melt away
Like the memories of her past.
She shakes clumps from the evergreen branches
The green needles reminding her
That nothing lasts forever.
She catches a snowflake
Realizing that, like them,
No situation ever plays the same way.
But there is one thing she cannot foresee,
And that is what she uses
To face the challenges ahead.