It’s fair to say that Smith wrote a lot of tortured songs. As beautiful as they all are, they weren’t designed to convey any sense of optimism. Having said that, Angel in the Snow is quite possibly one of the most heartfelt, tender love songs that I’ve ever heard.
It is the kind of song that needs to be listened to with someone equally special: a time for two people to be peacefully alone, but absorbed in each other as the song plays. If you can find (or have found) your own angel in the snow, make sure they know this song exists.