Our date books lack ink in winter, as if the weather is as aware of us as we are of it. It offers us a reprieve from summer’s outdoor happy hours and the autumn weekends away: a season-sanctioned rest period. Winter turns us in—indoors, inward, intimate—and in these ways causes us to shift form. Like the leaves and long evenings, certain qualities of ours seem to fade and make way for a new identity. It might be easy to see a sameness in ourselves throughout the year, and it’s a tired dig to point out the slight weight gain that seems inevitable as the temperature dives. But something more beautiful is at play, because in winter we are in flux. We assume a spectrum of textures, silhouettes, structures, sizes and sounds that belong exclusively to the season. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fourteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 39 Parental Control Teenagers are now discovering the digital footprint created for them by their parents. Tom Faber considers the dos and don’ts of “sharenting.” Arts & Culture Issue 39 Who’s Laughing Now? Stephanie d’Arc Taylor charts the decline of the late-night comedy format and considers the alternatives. Arts & Culture Issue 28 David Uzochukwu A proliﬁc photographer comes of age. Arts & Culture Issue 27 Aida Muluneh Three questions for the Ethiopian photographer. Arts & Culture Partnerships Lap See Lam Artist Lap-See Lam challenges notions of identity and belonging with provocative installations. Arts & Culture Narcissism, Social Media and Power Does social media usage lead to an increase in narcissism? What happens when we empower the people who get the most likes and retweets?