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Thursday, November 30, 2006

See for Me that She's Wearing a Coat so Warm, to Keep Her from the Howling Winds

Newsflash, friends, we're supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow tomorrow, at least in West Michigan. Am I the only one looking forward to this? I've always taken a sadistic pleasure out of driving in the snow. I get a strange feeling of accomplishment after pulling into my driveway after going a long ways in the snow. My old man used to say "lay off the brakes, lay off the gas", & that strategy has usually worked for me, except for the time I skidded off the road in our '94 Chevy Lumina & almost slid into the woods. I'm glad I got that bit of overconfident driving out of the way at such a young age.

I happen to know a young lady who is deathly afraid of driving in the snow, I won't mention her name, it's not the young lady pictured above. Drive safe.

First Sight

Lambs that learn to walk in snow
When their bleating clouds the air
Meet a vast unwelcome, know
Nothing but a sunless glare.
Newly stumbling to & fro
All they find, outside the fold,
Is a wretched width of cold.

As they wait beside the ewe,
Her fleece wetly caked, there lies
Hidden round them, waiting too,
Earth's immeasurable surprise.
They could not grasp it if they knew,
What so soon will wake & grow
Utterly unlike the snow.

Philip Larkin, The Whitsun Weddings, February 1964

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Cold & Wet-Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Letting Go

Masters of War-The Roots

Who knew the Roots were Dylan fans? Genius loves company.

let me ask you one question, is your money that good? would it buy you forgiveness? do you think that it could? I think you will find, when your death takes it's toll, all the money you made won't buy back your soul!

Cosmia-Joanna Newsom, Ys

Via Chicago-Wilco, Summerteeth

The Seedling-Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Letting Go

Happy blizzard, friends!



Christie said...

Maybe I'll just pray for a foot of snow in Grand Haven and 1 inch in Grand Rapids :) That way we can both be happy! You drive safe too.

Heidi said...

At least he doesn't have as far to drive in such snow now to go to work. Stay Safe!

Pam said...

I'd rather have snow than what we're getting this morning. Yucky, wet, driving rain! I hate driving in the dark when it's raining! Days like this I wish I worked from home. Enjoy your snow! Are there some Christmas tree pictures forthcoming?

andrew! said...

Oh, she's a beauty of a tree, although I don't think I have any pictures.

Joyce said...

Love the Larkin

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