HAVE YOU EVER HAD ONE OF THESE DAINTY SOBA COOKIES? sweet with the earthy taste of buckwheat. perfectly paired with some green tea. perfect for a starving artist. we caved and bought the tiniest space heater; its little element flared up against the mirrored backing at a certain angle almost resembles the wood stove we bought and installed in our tiny house in canada. i find myself smiling in reverie. that, and you no longer have to shake violently with the stark, frigid cold every time you take a shower in our flat. not anymore.