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Each paragraph of Norwegian author Berit Ellingsen’s narrative begins with a number:
 
    0 is wholeness and emptiness at once. It is the crystal stars and the shivering path of the northern lights…
 
    1 is a thin stream that trickles past birches and ferns. The mud makes it difficult to walk and easy to fight…
 
    2 are the bulbous, multi-colored domes of the capital’s cathedral that are not yet covered in snow when he arrives…
 
    3 are the lace curtains that lift in the summer breeze…
 
This week, dear writers, tell us a story in numbers. Borrow Ellingsen’s format, beginning each paragraph with a number, 1 through 9.