The Stillness After the Snow

Written by on November 25, 2010

Snow as witnessed from our balcony in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Art Museum and the famous statue, “Hammering Man” on the left-hand side; the historic section of town–Pioneer Square–visible in the distance looking down First Avenue

Snow gripped the Northwest last Sunday and Monday, just in time to set the scene for Thanksgiving week. It was a beautiful display of Mother Nature’s craft as tiny snowflakes danced around downtown, over Elliott Bay, and to points far beyond.

Since I was a child, I have always loved the stillness that snowfalls bring to the earth, the way that modern life seems to stand still–even if only for a day or two–as people (even grown-ups) enjoy a snow day with their children.

Cheers to Thanksgiving and this special time of the year.

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