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Friday, February 02, 2007

dusted and damp

I love snowy nights.

If only for a span of a few hours, the world slows down.

The snow catches the shining of the moon, reflecting its light back from where it came. The color of the ground blends almost seamlessly into the sky, and I feel enclosed in a sphere of softly-glowing gray. I can't help bu
t feel especially safe.

Other nights the world is big, but tonight it is small.

I stand on the balcony, dusted and damp.

I take a deep breath and rest in the quiet.


Blogger M&Y said...

Hey! I didn't know you had a blog! We also had an experience with the snow a couple weeks ago--the first snow of the winter. I like your poetic musings--our's weren't nearly as appreciative...
check it out: "three portraits of winter's first snow"

04 February, 2007 12:57  
Anonymous gledwood said...

Did you take that picture yourself ...? It is amazing. I know what you mean about "so small".. well don't we all. The only spectacularly bright stars I've ever seen were in India ... they were AMAZING. You don't get stars here in London. Maybe one or two if you're especially lucky ...

Found you quite by chance, feel free to drop by mine if you like, I'm at My blog's very different to yours. Take care now,


04 February, 2007 13:01  
Blogger Erin said...

Yvana, I'm glad you've visited my blog! I've been a bit behind on it, though I hope to keep up better next quarter.

I'll definitely have to check out your blog as well; I'm curious what you had to say about the snow! : )

04 February, 2007 16:05  
Blogger Erin said...


I appreciate you stopping by my blog; welcome!

I did take the pictures myself. They were actually taken one after the other. The first is with the flash off, but the second is with it on. I wish I could say they're stars (we don't get stars like that in Grand Rapids, either)...just snowflakes.

I'll be sure to visit your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Peace to you...

04 February, 2007 16:08  
Anonymous rz said...

jumping on a trampoline in the night of winter is the best. i would do it every day if i could.


07 February, 2007 12:17  
Blogger Erin said...

Ooh, trampolines scare me...slippery trampolines scare me a lot.

Roz, I'll jump trampoline with you after the Resurrection!

21 February, 2007 20:20  

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