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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.
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!
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