That is all.
OK, no. I wouldn't be that lame. (Hold your comments.)
Snow is actually one thing I do enjoy about winter. Not that I'm a ski bunny or snowshoe-ing fanatic, in fact, I despise the cold. But, from the comfort of a warm house or bundled up like Randy in A Christmas Story, I do very much enjoy watching the snow fall and accumulate.
(Can anyone see this picture and not think of Elf?)
And it got me thinking... at least to me, snow is the less offensive winter weather. You don't need an umbrella to walk in it. You don't need all-wheel drive to travel in it. It's soft, fluffy, and makes the dark, cold, lonely winter seem white, bright, and hopeful.
Isn't it fitting, then, as we prepare for Lent... to reflect on the snow, and to remember that our times of darkness are not void of these more light and joyful moments. That, no matter what ice storms, freezing temperatures, and dangerous conditions might lie ahead, that we have something so beautiful in the midst of it all. Not just a hope for when the winter is over, and yes, be assured that it will, indeed come to an end... but a hope for these moments of clarity during the winter waiting.
NOW that is all :)
Except, of course, for this... which may not help prove my case for not being lame, but I'm sorry, this is funny.