the water's cold although the ice is gone. we know icy water from almost before we were young . stick your toes in springtime's chilly water. your toes went in to the ankle; you know cold water for long as you live. deep chill, down deep to where light fades into featureless blurry shadow diffuse light seems to come from every place. interesting days, we still survive: icy weather, cold spring water chills our toddler toes.