Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday French Inspiration

In a previous Wednesday French Inspiration.  I talked about stopping for a snowball fight. We had when we stopped at the Col de la Republique outside of  St-Étienne.  (To learn more about this area in connection to the first Tour de France held in 1903 click here.)  This is another picture from that stop.  As you can see I am the experienced snow angel maker in this picture.  (This post was inspired by reading Lara's post about Snow Angels on her blog OverStuffed.)

Today I wanted to talk about snow, why I love it, and how that relates to my love of writing

When the ground is covered with a fresh blanket of white fluffy snow, it beckons me.  There is something so luring about the unpolluted beauty.  It holds so much potential.  

Sorry for all the videos, but these movies just run through my head as I try to explain to you what I feel.

Fresh snow can be a battle field, a canvas for snow angels, a snow man, an igloo.  There are endless possibilities (depending on how much snow you have.)  Pure Imagination covering the earth ready to create your own paradise.  And when you need a break, you come in from the cold and enjoy a warm glass of homemade hot cocoa made from white and milk chocolate a splash of vanilla, and a spoonful of marshmallow fluff.  Imagination and chocolate go hand in hand or they should.    How does this relate to my feelings on writing?  Well it is same thing with a blank page or word document.  It sits there pure and white just waiting for a little imagination to come and be etched upon its surface to create something new, adventurous, a tale of love, or achievement. 

The thing I love most is there is nothing you can't create with a pen and paper, and a lot of times I feel that way about snow.  (of course creating fire with snow may be hard, but you get my point). Words have the power to inspire love, or hate.  Words can cut down, or build up. 

Do you love or hate snow?  What is the best thing you have created with snow? 

7 Awesome Reactions:

Terresa said...

I like snow, enough. I lived in it for 4 yrs while a BYU student and finally figured out what to wear out in the snow. But the first snowfall had my totally confused. DIdn't help matters that my roommate was from San Diego. :)

The greatest snow creation I've ever seen was a huge snow Snoopy that our neighbor made one crazy year it snowed (we live in Las Vegas so it only seriously snows here like once every 10 yrs or so).

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm not a huge fan of snow but I remember this one Christmas when there were the biggest drifts we'd seen in 10 years. My sister and I would trudge through snow up to our bellies, climb the fence, and fall backward off the tallest rung, sinking until we were invisible. It was awesome.
Merry Christmas!

Lara said...

There is no denying that snow is beautiful. I love looking at it. I love how it makes everything so quiet and peaceful. It's so appropriate for Christmas time.

I hate that it is cold. I hate having to bundle up. I hate that my front entry is covered in hats, gloves, scarves, coats, boots and snowpants.

So, I mostly try to sit in my warm house and look at it from out the window. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I love snow, but I hate the cold. Great analogy with writing, though. I love a blank page. Like you said, the possibilites are endless.

V. S said...

I have only seen snow once when I visited Canada. I think it is beautiful! If only it would snow in Miami.

Patti said...

I only like snow when it's warm, it's been miserably cold where I live.

Kristina P. said...

You know, I'm not a huge fan. I don't like to drive in it and I don't ski or do anything snowy, so meh.