Thursday, January 17, 2008

let it snow, let it snow

It's funny how we never grow out of the part of our childhood that makes us excited to see it snow. I guess it goes back to days out of school spent sledding and having snowball fights and freedom from cars and adults. Even now, as it's been snowing for 5 minutes here, I find myself wanting to get out of here and go drive around or sit at home and watch it snow on the city. I love the quiet purity that comes with it, the heaviness in the air. The people at work are like a classroom full of children, looking out the windows and squawking endlessly about the snow and how they're going to get home and all that. Me, I look forward to rough conditions. Not that we'll get any. Most likely, it'll snow for an hour or two, then ice a bit, then rain. That's been our pattern for several years now. But, I'll take what I can get. If it's going to be cold and I'm going to sit in my house in layers like Nanook of the North, then I may as well have something to look at outside.

7 comments:

GiveEmHellHarry said...

Kind of hard to relate to snowfall, being from SoCal and all. I do remember as a kid being excited by seeing snow in the mountains that were a two or three hour drive away. Does that count?

Ha Ha Sound said...

I'm like you. I love snow, too. Unfortunately, we haven't had any here in weeks. We were supposed to have a big storm here in NYC this past Sunday night, but we didn't even get a single flake.

Frankly, Scarlett said...

I'm the same way! Looking out my window at the big flaky snow....makes me want to play hookey :)

Mel said...

You do grow out of that excitement if you live in Buffalo long enough - while I was in college, I don't think it ever stopped snowing!

sequined said...

I imagine cozy winter days sipping cider or cocoa in front of a fireplace, watching snow fall through the evergreen trees outside. That's never happened in my life, though, so I recently updated my winter fantasy to involve me sitting in the comfy chairs at Starbucks watching it snow (but not so much that it makes driving home difficult).

sid said...

I've only seen snow once in my life. I absolutely loved it. It looked absolutely amazing. Wish I had the opportunity to have fun in it though.

TK said...

We've gotten almost four feet of snow since mid-December. You want some? Help yourself. I'll tell ya, the "ooh, pretty" factor is wearing off pretty fucking quick.

But then, when it snows on a weekend and I wake up and it's quiet and white everywhere, and I don't have to deal with the traffic and the plows and the hassle... it's actually great.