Downslope, people are freaking out over the snow and ice.
Here, they are celebrated for all the delicate beauty they bring and fine isolation they afford.
Snowplows will start running soon downslope, if they haven't already started clearing roads for frantic people frightened by it all. Power outages may be cutting access to all of the commercial entertainment channels they need to flip through to find comfort in the storm. Here, the storm is comfort, companion and shield against a dysfunctional society gone mad.