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The Miracle of Snow

Posted 01-20-2008 at 01:00 AM by barb dwyer

It's DUMPING right now outside.

I love it when it does that.
I love the silence.
The inevidability.

I love to go outside at night when it's like this.
Makes my skin tingle.
The stillness of .. well, everything that can only occur when it's snowing this light, fluffy kind of snow .. is a high to me.

I become hyperaware.
All sound becomes deadened
like a recording studio.
Might not shoulda mentioned
I'm familiar with those.
Who cares.
May as well tell the truth.
Nobody belives ya anyhow.

Anyway -
back to the present.
Snow is a miracle to me, because growing up in the south meant that snow brought everything tro a standstill. It means the same up here, only for a shorter amount of time.

After this 'front' ... there's to be three days of average 15 to 20 degrees below zero weather.

And it feels great.
I live in an apartment that gets drafty, make no mistake -
but it was also built before electricity
was standard equipment on houses.
So I'll have heat.
I'll be able to cook ...
and if the fridge loses power - I've got something in the neighborhood of 400,000 square miles of freezer right outside the door.

the sad thing is -
Butte was the first city in Montana to have electricity.
The power ... NEVER goes out here.
The mine generates it.
BUt I might shut off all the lights and cover the place in candles anyhow tomorrow night.
And listen to NPR on the radio.
And pretend the power is out.

In the quiet.
Enjoying the solitude.

That's the majick of snow for me.
It's profound.
Snow, I mean.
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    scaredykat's Avatar
    Nice story barb. I wish i could feel the same about snow. LOL I never liked it even as a child.
    Posted 01-20-2008 at 10:26 PM by scaredykat scaredykat is offline
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    Done_With_It's Avatar
    SNOW, SNOW, SNOW...... I don't miss that. I'm so cold blooded, I would probably die if I lived in Butte. lol, literally.
    I get cold when it's 80 degrees out.

    Glad you are enjoying it though. Make a snowball for me.
    Posted 01-20-2008 at 11:37 PM by Done_With_It Done_With_It is offline
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    gypsytears's Avatar
    Out of the 3 blogs... I'd say this entry was the best. Much better than the 2nd one. That one was about *snow* :rof.
    Posted 01-29-2008 at 09:14 AM by gypsytears gypsytears is offline
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    MeredithD1's Avatar
    This is the first blog-in-a-message-board I've ever read - and I've been doing message boards for four years!

    awesome, I love snow, too. Don't get enough of it in the part of Oregon where I live, but did get a lot in my childhood in Colorado. It didn't snow as much in Colorado in the eighties as it did in the sixties and seventies, and even less in the nineties, when I left. I mourned for it.

    When I was in my teens, my parents drove through Montana on a family vacation. I fell in love with the beauty of your state. I heard it snowed there a lot in winter, and I fell even more in love.
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 11:42 PM by MeredithD1 MeredithD1 is offline

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