Tuesday, March 3, 2009
An Unexpected Holiday
Here in the South a snowfall is such a rarity that when it does occur something marvelous happens. Not only do schools and businesses close, but there is an incredible air of holiday everywhere you go. Kids and adults are all outside throwing snowballs, packing white mounds into forts and snowmen, lying on their backs windmilling arms and legs into snow angels, gulping steaming vats of hot chocolate, and gleefully shrieking as they careen down icy hills on anything that could remotely be used as a sled. It is such a lovely thing to see and possible only because we all know how ephemeral this chance to play will be.
Do you know the scene in the movie "A Christmas Story" when the boy looks out his window on Christmas morning and there is lovely fresh snowfall covering everything with glistening white and a sort of tinkly background music playing? Well that was exactly how I felt when I looked out my window yesterday morning...and the wind chimes were playing like mad so we even had the music effect. Here's the sun coming up...
Mattie LOVES the snow!
And here are a couple of shots from the bridge in the park...
Everybody should take the chance to play like a kid from time to time so even if snow is not such a big deal where you live, take the time for a little play...it's exactly what you need!