Monday, November 28, 2005
Wishing for Snow
The kids are on the edges of their little seats waiting to see if it will snow. Yesterday, one heard, there was snow in Everett. Tonight, another says, it will snow three inches. Two boys engage in a heated debate about the temperature range best suited to producing snow. They look out the window and peer out at the sky as if they might be able to cause something to fall with the power of their minds. The energy in the room is palpable. Officially, they want snow to delay or cancel school, and I'm sure that is a big part of their enthusiasm. However, on those rare occasions when snow does actually fall they are in complete awe. Looking at their faces, I feel certain that school delays are not first in their minds. I must confess that I feel exactly the same; snow is magical around here. We get just enough of it to keep the possibility out there, but it is still rare enough to be different and exciting. The sky IS looking pretty interesting out there. Maybe some youthful prayers will be answered soon.