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Thawing snow makes for a very slippery surface and the tube had just kept on going. It had careened down, hitting and caroming between the ice walls of the slide, steadily gaining speed even as it leveled out at the bottom. As it crashed through the barriers, you, the others, the rangers, the volunteers, the geese, the pines….. the world, stood frozen in place and watched uncomprehending. The tube, with the two souls that were all that you had and all that you loved in the world, slid over the ice and finally came to a stop far out in the middle of the vast frozen lake……

Head over Heels (Part-8)