Thursday, November 04, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

     It is snowing outside right now.  A lot of people don't count a snowfall until it sticks around on the ground for 24 hours, and that's fine.  But the fact of the matter is that right now if I were to walk out the front door of the Worldwide Headquarters I would have a million billion little frozen bits of water hitting my body, and no two of them would be alike.
     So what does this mean, Big Dave, and why should I care?  In truth it doesn't mean anything and there really isn't a reason why you should necessarily care.  All it means is that in my world, things like shoveling and getting my car stuck in a ditch are going to become a regular thing in a short period of time.  That's all.  But it makes me excited like a little kid because I like the snow.  I love to watch it as it falls to the ground, no matter whether is it falling softly on an absolutely calm night, or if it is blowing sideways with a 30 mph wind behind it.  I also like how it blankets everything for as far as the eye can see, and I love how it changes the way everything looks and sounds.
    Granted, once it has been lying around on the ground for a few days the snow cover becomes sort of grimy and sandy and icy and dirty and gross, but it is still beautiful when it first falls.  And when you get out into the back country on skis or snowshoes where there is nothing else around, and there is a nice layer of snow on everything, and it's a bright, crisp, sunny winter day, there is nothing better.  And all that has to start somewhere.  And it starts here, it starts today, with the small, icy flakes falling diagonally from the sky onto my car windshield.  It's coming.  And that's fine with me.

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