What’s this white stuff?

snowynightI was going to write more about crows, but I have to say something about the snow. Yes, snow in November on the westcoast. Last night I was down on Robson street, and people were sitting outside at restaurants and coffee shops (the usual for a Vancouver night). By the time I walked home from the Skytrain, this is what I saw.

This morning, I woke up to a world transformed. Whenever I look at an expanse of untouched snow, I’m always hesitant to make the first footprints. The white surface is like a new canvas ready for paint or the first page of a new journal (or a new blog) waiting for words. As long as it remains white and untouched, anything is possible. Make the first mark, take the first step, and you’re committed to a direction, a pattern. But wait just a few minutes longer, hold your breath, imagine the hidden potential waiting under the snow….. For those few moments, all possibilities exist. Anything can happen.


3 Responses to “What’s this white stuff?”

  1. J-P Antonio Says:

    Congratulations on getting your blog up and running. I look forward to reading your musings. Will you post images of crows from Japan if I send them?
    Yes, snow does invite creativity and play. Nobody rolls dirt into dirtmen or makes dirt angels. There are no dirt festivals. But snow makes you want to do something with it.
    Also, if you’re a child it means NO SCHOOL and that can’t be bad.

  2. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    Yes, crows in Japan coming soon.

  3. Heather Says:

    I found you! Great to read your thoughts. I’ll link you to my blog if that’s ok.

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