Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day

Like the rest of you living in the Northeast, the Jersey Shore got hit by this late winter storm. We got probably about 11 inches. The LSH has been out on the road plowing since 1AM this morning, making some extra $$s. Poor Bailey, our old Old English Sheepdog. The snow came up to his belly and he couldn't figure out how to do his thing out there. When he was younger, he loved the snow, romping around and snuffling his nose in it. Now it's just a hassle, much like I feel. Pretty to look at, but basically, just a pain to deal with.
I relate to what Joni Mitchell wrote about clouds in her beautiful song "Both Sides Now." I believe Judy Collins had the hit record with this, but Joni wrote it. I just substitute "snow" for "clouds.
Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons evrywhere
Ive looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on evryone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
Ive looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
Its cloud illusions I recall
I really dont know clouds at all


  1. I've always loved that song. It's abit melancholy, however, the words resonate in my head.

  2. I can't believe you got more snow than we did up in VT. I think it was only about 6 or 7 inches.