I realize it`s a bit sick and twisted, but around this time of year, I always find myself longing for snow. Maybe because it is so cold and dark, snow is the only way to add some light to my evening ventures with the puppy?
My best friend lives in Edmonton, Alberta and she usually gets winter long before we do in Nova Scotia. Last night she sent me a few photos of the view from her apartment and I couldn’t help but feel envious of the Christmas-y wonderland out her window. Perhaps it was just the city lights reflecting off the brilliant white, but the simple camera phone snapshots made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I know I am probably alone in my wishes. If I remember right, last year I was longing for a snow day and sadly it never arrived. In fact, we didn’t get snow in the Halifax area until January. January! You may think this is lucky, but in truth, it makes me a little wistful.
I miss the days of my childhood when snow was exciting, more than just another chore. I miss building snow-people and tobogganing and skating on a frozen pond. As an adult, I rarely make time for such activities. If it wasn’t for Shiva, I probably wouldn’t get out in it at all.
Shiva knows how to make the most of everything. This year I intend to do the same.
If we ever get any snow, that is.