By 8 a.m. we received over 6 inches of pristine, unique snowflakes joining together to weigh down tree limbs and wires causing power outages. Cars and roads were covered- a good day for 4 wheel-drive and driving slo-o-owly. Schools & many offices were closed. The Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter... 500-1000 in the county are without electricity this evening.
I wonder how many saw the beauty of all those lacy ice crystals as well as its mighty power. If I was younger, I'd build a snowman and make snow angels. I hope my gran'kids did.
But with all this beauty, I am remembering a young girl from the Middle East on the radio shortly after 9/11. She & the women with her were risking their very lives by talking to a male reporter of the abuses women in Islamic countries face every day. I don't remember any words except for hers, "I can't even go out and make a snowman."
Nearly 10 years later, I am still affected by her simple words. I shall never see snow or a snowman without remembering the freedom we have.
Yes, the snowfall early this morning was beautiful, mighty & a reminder never to take our freedoms for granted.
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