Day 2 – Winter Wonderland

I am NOT a fan of winter. I dislike wearing layers. I loathe driving in storms. I don’t appreciate how long it takes to get two kids dressed for the elements. And I definitely don’t like shoveling. The other day I went outside with my father to clear the drive and A-J joined us. Bundled up in full-on snow gear, she simply stood on the front step, staring out at the white landscape around her. She didn’t need to play or do anything specific. She was entertained for almost a half hour just looking at the snow.

So this morning, armed with my second coffee of the day, I went to our dinning room window.  And I stared.  It was only for a few minutes, but I was totally mesmerised.  I started thinking about how amazing snow actually is.  All of these  fat, fluffy cluster of flakes were falling down (how’s that for alliteration) to their own rhythm, independent of wind and  of each other.  Each flake  is (virtually) unique, yet blends itself perfectly with others.    Special.  Different.  Pretty.

Though I still don’t like shoveling it, snow is beautiful.


5 thoughts on “Day 2 – Winter Wonderland

  1. Well…you wrote this whole thing from the beginning…

    Are you saying you wouldn’t recommend it?

    PS…Originally, “golf clap” was used to mean a sarcastic applause, for example the kind of applause that is given when someone drops their food tray in a cafeteria. However, it is increasingly being used to mean a sincere show of appreciation, especially on FARK.COM.

    So thanks for the new term…I love learning new phrases…”golf clap” is new to me…but given the above, I’m not certain whether you’re using the older style of the phrasing or the newer, more positive rendering.


    • I’d certainly be happy if you read it all! Writing is not my strong suit. Theatre directing, choreography and dramaturgy are more my thing. But I always enjoy getting feedback and criticism.

      And, yes, golfclap was meant in a positive way. It’s not quite as exuberant as the “standing o” but not as restrained as the “opera clap”. In my mind, it means “Bravo… You’ve impressed me in some way but I’m going to be subdued in my expression of it.”


  2. “dramaturgy” – nice! Two comments, twice I had to look things up.

    Props to you – my vocab is growing by bounds and leaps today.

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