There’s a kind of hush all over the world. It’s funny how what’s happening right now, right around you, feels like it’s all over the world. Because it fills your world entirely at the moment. It’s a sensation sort of, and especially noticeable during storms.
40 cm for non-metric souls is 15.7 inches. Enough to bring to a (often screeching) halt, general every day traffic and activity. The immediate world gets very quiet.
Media, instant news and views, lets us know what goes on almost anywhere, almost instantly today, but as a young child 7 decades ago what was happening to us immediately was ’the whole world’. The most we got to see of other parts of the globe were short news clips and articles by magazines like National Geographic which revealed wondrous things about life elsewhere. You know the funny thing is that when I saw a photograph back then of a foreign spot, I was able to imagine what it must be like. Somehow with today’s instant and constant reveals it’s not the same. Today I see, hunger, war, pestilence, as well as beauty and breath taking vistas, but I can’t really feel it in the same way.
I wish I could show you the falling snow.
The above is unusual. I have a south facing view so it is a surprise to find snow accumulating on the sill. But watching the lacy shawl of white falling I can see the wind is blowing in every direction possible. Snow on window sills makes me feel cozy.
Today was to be the first day students were to return to school since well before Christmas, all part of Covid shutdown. But Mother Nature has delivered that most sacred of holidays to children in the region, a SNOW DAY! It doesn’t matter that they have spent most of this school year in lock down – a SNOW DAY is a celebration that calls for toboggans. sleighs, hot chocolate, and gingerbread cookies. **And for some – endless bouts of shovelling every couple of hours, and blocked driveways from snow ploughs.
So I am off to talk myself into a mid-winters walk in the proverbial wonderland.
For all of you, may your day be filled with delight and joy
Monday January 17, 2022 at North Lat of 43 and 80 West Long