Wednesday, October 7, 2009
"It's not going to stick" (But there's over a foot on the ground and its still snowing...)
So its been snowing a bit here! About a foot every other day! Its so funny to me, I talk to people on the phone, and I'm all psychotically happy because its snowing, and snow makes me HAPPY!
And its odd to me that this is often the conversation:
"Hi, Kate, how are you?"
"I'm great! Its snowing! How are you?"
"I'll bet you are happy about that! You know its not gonna stick, right?"
Really. Why is that? I mean, yes, I've lived in Montana for five years, I do know that most likely snow that falls in September is not going to stick. On the other hand, WHO CARES when its going to melt, or what its going to do in the future? RIGHT NOW, its SNOWING!
And its beautiful! Look! Look outside your window! Look how much is accumulating! You know, it melts off and packs down during the winter, too, but who cares? Really?
I wonder what it would be like if the conversation went this way:
"Hi, Kate! How are you?"
"I'm great! Its snowing! But its probably going to melt off by lunch. I wish I could go for a hike, or something, but this fall snow is just a problem. Not enough to do anything in, and its too wet to hike through! Want to meet me at the mall?"
I mean, really. You don't know how deep it is till you hike up there and look. And you don't know what your skis will float on until you try. And you never know, you might have a really awesome time out there enjoying what IS sticking rather than being inside being sure its NOT going to stick.
WHO CARES? Right NOW, its sticking! Its snowing! Get outside and play for F&*$'s sake! You can debate the probability of it being the base for this year's snowpack over beers when you are done.
(Photos from the last two days, skiing up in Hyalite and at Bridger Bowl with Angela on the occasion of her 40th birthday, and my 38th.)
Posted by a at 8:39 AM