The sheer quiet beauty and peacefulness
of that first snowfall blanketing the earth
tugs at my heartstrings. Kids bundled up
play in the cold white landscape.
The kid inside me longs for those
Massachusetts childhood days of
sledding and building snowmen
and yielding to the warm fireplace
and hot chocolate our mother made
us after we came inside to board
games, Authors and Old Maid card
games. How lucky we were to be
ensconced with Mom on those days.
Carefree play outdoors no matter
the weather. Red cheeks, cold noses
and fingers brought us indoors.
The reality now is that I wish to remain
indoors and not face the elements
or drive even if I could plow through
the two feet at the end of the driveway.
Allowing the child in me to be in awe
of nature’s beauty, I gaze at the
white outdoor amusement park. Now
let me find my sled, gloves, hat and boots!