(Written a while ago but probably just as – if not more – relevant today…)
The block of ice was determined.
It could survive – even in this heat. If it just gathered its resolve and stayed frigid, things would be alright. The sun would be a forgotten enemy, and maybe they could one day even be friends, laughing at silly conflicts frozen in the past.
The block of ice was determined. …But it really was a hot day.
The sun smiled and the ice block started to perspire. There was no need to smile back. Frigid it would stay. …But what a gorgeous smile. So full of warmth and light and happiness.
The ice block was fighting now, feeling itself start to drip shamefully. This was no good.
And the sun continued to smile that heated, loving smile. Please stay, it seemed to say.
But the ice block got the goodbye it wanted. The sun was fading from view; they would soon be parted forever.
But the sun had its victory too. Because as it winked out of sight, all that it left behind was a slight chill and puddle of forgiving water.