north carolina snow day #2!
this morning, the snow is more reminicent of home - a grey sky with fat flakes drifting slowly that look like they are going to fall all day. the girls are home (again) and going out to play in the snow (again) ... and i must admit that although i never enjoyed the cold once i got into the double digits, i have fond fond childhood memories of playing in the snow until it got dark enough for the street lights to come on (roughly 4:14pm in the dead of winter), watching flakes the size of pennies float through the shafts of orange light...if you stood still under them, looking up, you were gradually transported into space - with stars passing on either side of you as you traveled the galaxy. there were no cars on the dark, snowy streets, and it was a childs kingdom to rule. warm light spilled from windows, foggy breath making the scarf around your chin damp, and air so still you could hear a sound for blocks.
i don't want to go back - to live where i felt cold all the time - but i am glad that my girls will have something of the memory i do. as long as they are back at school tomorrow.