postcard knows it would be tragic if those evil robots won.
A homeless man dies in the gutter.
A tree cracks in the cold:
A shocking sound.
At the winter solstice, the day is shortest of all and night is longest. It can also be the time of bitter cold. [...] Even the mightiest of trees can split from the drop in temperature. The sound of a tree snapping is a sudden slap. [...] The horrors, the tragedies that this nadir brings! Winter tortures the world with icy whips, and those who are weak are ground beneath its glacial heels. [...] Huddling closer to the fire, we vow to survive. No matter how affected we are by misfortune, we must remember that this is the lowest turn of the wheel. Things cannot forever go downward. There are limits to everything – even the cold, the darkness, the wind, and the dying. They call this the first day of winter, but actually it is the beginning of winter’s death. From this day on, we can look forward to warming and brightening.