Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Snow Day

Taken through the window from inside a Whataburger. Think of this is as a Texas-sized snowflake! It does snow in Houston every once in awhile; but alas, not conveniently occurring at this blog posting time.

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. ~ Francis Bacon, Sr.

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From her living room window she watched as it stopped snowing and waited for it to start again, for the flakes to swirl hypnotically along her windowsill. And though it never did, she kept watch over the town (a place she had once heard a traveler refer to as "God's pocket") all through the night. ~ Molly Gaudry, "The Bees"

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"Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!"

One of the best-selling songs of all time, "Let It Snow!" has been sung countless times by many artists. Due to its seasonal lyrics, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song. However, think about this the next time you hear it -- despite the song's cheery, holiday feel, it is a love song. . .and Christmas is never mentioned!

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Here I am after the Blizzard of 1966 in Rochester, NY. All that snow (42 inches!) covered our first story apartment windows!
The family joke is that I buried my younger sister underneath. Ah, sibling rivalry - snow style!

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