On the upside, today the storm has left us with an uncommon brilliance of full sun on wet snow. And since I'd already requested the time off, I'm having a long weekend of sequestered writing opportunity. Everyone thinks I'm away.
And so this morning I walked into town to my second-favorite coffee shop, the favorite one in walking distance, for my cuban style coffee and a nice place to do some character development. Along the way I got to experience the release of snow from warming trees--often as heavy clumps (ow, hey!), often as cascades of magically frosted fairy dust, often together with delightful and comical results.
At my cafe I chose the barstool by the window to best absorb the brilliance of the day. Yes, magically frosted fairy dust, that's right. And it's brighter than sunshine.