Thursday, November 8, 2007


Not much of interest is happening here lately. Got to drive at night tonight, and saw the first few random flakes in the headlights. For some perhaps, it's an ominous sight of things to come. For me, it's white rain. And driving through snow at night has always been a star trek moment. People around here itch at the cold weather, but forget that it was way warm into November. Now that the weather has turned colder, it'll be a few months of bitching from everyone. It's too cold, or it's too snowy or whatever. No one talks about the way the moon reflects off the snow, or how quiet it is at night, or how the snow crunches and makes you feel young. They'll bitch about heating bills, about kids getting sick, about crazy drivers. And that's too bad, because winter makes me feel alive, the cold, the snap in the air, the way you pick up the smell of wood burning far off. But hey, that's the way it goes. And now I goes to sleep.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So I was thinking of this post as I left the less-than-hallowed halls of Spencerport High today and walked out into the sideways snow. Hmmmm.....yeah I felt alive in a Jack-London sort of way. Thing is this ushers in winter and an absence of sunlight. By February we will go through countless days of overcast skies, and I will take on the appearance of...umm...Abe Vigoda.