Monday, December 04, 2006

snow.

I've been sitting here for the past hour and a half trying to write about waking up to snow and how this is my favorite day of the year. But I'm so tired all I can do is stare out the window and watch the sky turn a dozen shades of blue light and a single page from a newspaper being tossed around by swirls of wind in the parking lot across the street. These whirlwinds cause minature blizzards, dusting the naked limbs of trees that line the street...trees that appear to be held together by nothing more than christmas tree lights. People walk by looking cold and tired and happy. I like watching the snow that sticks to the bottoms of their shoes. I like watching the way people move...because snow makes them move differently.

I write and delete and stare out the window and then write a little more. I sit in the coffee shop by a window that blankets me in a solid layer of cold. Too tired to think...just glad for snow.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i've only seen snow a couple of times and only once when it really mattered...the first time i had just moved to north carolina and we got 2 feet in one day! i remember going outside late at night and just standing there, in awe...it seemed to make everything so quiet...

Jen(nifer) said...

Ah. Envious I am! I woke up to the radio saying we wouldhave a foot of snow by morning. But nothing as of now. Sigh...

sophie said...

snowswept words fluttering
past the coffe shop while
you percolate warm thoughts:)

deirdre said...

Oh, brrrr. I haven't spent any time in the snow, just a quick drive through Tahoe a couple times. I'm not a happy chilled person, but could probably be persuaded to enjoy the view while sipping something hot.

Anonymous said...

you weren't writing about it...and yet...you did.

that's what i love about you.

melba said...

I thought of you yesterday during our first snow fall. Tell me more why you like snow. Because I really don't. Well, maybe once a year when you play for a day. But mostly snow is an inconvience to me.

You always open my mind and show me another side to life. I have no doubt before this winter is over you will have enlightened me agian.

Anonymous said...

blogger is eating my comments. :(