Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Snowy Day

The view outside our door

We received a winter wonderland out our front door. The beauty of new fallen snow was all around us. When I see mornings such as this I remember one of my favorite childhood books—The Snowy Day by Ezra Keats. My third grade teacher gave her students two books each at Christmas, and this was one of the books she gave me. But don't ask me what the other was because I wouldn't be able to tell you.

The Snowy Day is about little Peter's amazement in the new world just outside his window and his innocent wonderment at making snow angels and his desire to preserve just one snowball in his pocket to enjoy later. As adults we tend to pocket that snowball (moment) to enjoy later only to find that the snowball is no longer there if or when we finally think about it. So enjoy each moment to enjoy the little things in life, they pass too quickly.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Hi, I found your blog through the Sparrow's nest. We love reading this book even though we rarely get snow around here.