Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My hubby and I were having coffee in the living room this morning just before the sun came up. Every once in a while our sensor light would come on, grow dim, and turn off again. The wind was blowing ever so slightly but still it caused the snow to dance and twirl about. It looked as though millions of tiny flickering stars were falling from the sky or maybe thousands of tiny glittering fireflies were fluttering about near our front porch. I don't think I have ever noticed snowflakes in quite the same way as I have this morning. It made me think of the following poem......
They come down so slow,
And sometimes so fast,
Looking like pretty stars
Falling down, down, down
To the ground.
Little stars with little holes,
Bigger stars with bigger holes,
They are all cuddly snowflake stars.
Snowflakes of the tiny snows,
Snow stars of the bigger snows,
I will catch you on my hand
Or on my tongue
And make a wish...
I will make a wish on
My falling snow star,
And then have good luck
All day, all night, and Ever."
What about you?...... Have you ever made a wish on a falling snow star?.....
For the very first time in my life, since I was a child, I think I am beginning to appreciate the beauty of the snow. It always seemed like such a hassle to me before. It was always something to struggle with trying to get where it was I needed to be. Even Sunday, when I got stuck on a snow bank, on the way home from a shower, I didn't seem to get rattled like I normally would. Yes, I think I'm beginning to love the snow again. Now if I could only convince Charli....