Sunday, March 3, 2019

Snow day - 3.3 #sol19 Story Challenge

Early this morning, I tweeted this in response to comments about winter weather woes:


Ten or so inches had fallen at that time, and another eight stacked up over the course of the day. Roughly 11 hours after slinging characters on Twitter, I can report the skiing was indeed top-notch. Powder days are rare birds, in my experience, and this was among the rarest.

For non-skiers among you slicers and readers, imagine dancing lightly through soft, white space in a way that feels simultaneously slow and thrillingly fast. Or picture a three-dimensional maze where all paths lead somewhere good. Today felt like that for me.

7 comments:

  1. Hey Brian, how are you?
    I loved this... For non-skiers among you slicers and readers, imagine dancing lightly through soft, white space in a way that feels simultaneously slow and thrillingly fast.
    And there's a version of this as I play the guitar... getting my fingers to dance on the strings... I'm getting better....

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, BK. I love that movement connection between guitar and skiing, the many forms dexterity can take.

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  2. This writing captured my imagination. I

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  3. Even if I cannot imagine, I appreciate your joy.

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  4. Hey Brian - It's Heidi from NY, from LIWP. Wow, your skiing sounds other-worldly. I want to dance lightly through soft white space... We are getting much-promised snow here tonight. Not sure if I'll be dancing...

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  5. As a Southerner who now lives in Canada, I completely relate to your tweet. I also admire your perspective on snow. 14 years in & I am still working towards a full appreciation of winter. It's going to happen, I swear - hopefully before I'm too old to ski properly...

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  6. Your post reminded me of my son who is studying engineer at Montana Tech. We moved from Oregon to Southern Spain when he was 12, and he constantly would say "I miss the snow." Now that he is living in Montana, he got a season pass to the nearest ski slope, and the only news I hear from him are his Instagrams stories on the mountains. Everytime I send him a message of "I heard is snowing really hard, be safe, be careful" he answers with a "Yes I know, the snow will be awesome". Sometimes I wonder if he is really studying. Definitely he is the dude that is "dancing lightly through soft, white space in a way that feels simultaneously slow and thrillingly."

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