Snow really is the great equalizer. Everybody's lawn the same, everybody's car. The snow gobbles up the differences. And it is rare here, rare enough that everything is closed, except a few gas stations.
It is also book weather...forget beach reading, snow reading is the real heavy lifting.
I'm reading ROOM by Emma Donoghue now. At first I was curios about how the author could pull off first-person point of view from a five-year-old character, and in present tense no less [no reflection from the wise adult later] and in a tiny room.... After one chapter, I'm buying this book on my iPad. I'm hooked. Despite the fact present tense is usually my least favorite POV, and has often left me a grumpy reader. And a five-year-old narrator has to be damn fascinating to stay with him as a reader. But it just might work.
I'll leave with some favorite snow quotes:
it is winter here.
Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in. --Sylvia Plath
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted-- Mae West
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. --John Ruskin
What's the difference between a snow man and a snow woman?
To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow. --William Faulkner
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