The groundhog emerged from his hole into a snowy clearing surrounded by trees. It is a wintry scene. The elements of winter are there. Snow, remoteness, wolves, alpine.

The woman said to the groundhog, “Sit down and tell me everything,” and the conversation veered deep into the topic of fate. She continued, to the animal, “You are very distracted. Your attention is split, and going in every direction, but luck will focus you over and over.”

Since 1887, Phil has seen his shadow 99 times out of 115, only not seeing his shadow on 16 occasions. Phil, the groundhog, did not see his shadow this past February. Supposedly, spring is on its way.

Several times this fortune has come true. It is even true to say that I think of the phrase “in like a lion, out like a lamb”, or is it, “out like a lion, in like a lamb” on a daily basis in the month of March, so that the time of day the sun peeks or snow suddenly falls, or even the timing of a surprise phone call, comes down to the fate the groundhog prophesied six weeks ago, and the whimsy of the clouds. 

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