Snow Flakes

01.03.2011 § Leave a comment

About ten inches of snow at least. The car windows were frosted solid, I had to scrape very hard to get it off. Every window is frosted; I spent quite some time to scrap each window, enough for me to notice many different shapes of snow flake flowers, how beautiful! Why do we complain about the snow? It is such a blessing to get to see things created by nature!

I met a guy visiting from Indonesia for the first time at a party the other day, his sister told me he ran and cried out loud “snow, snow” and stayed outside with very little warm clothes. This was his first time seeing snow.

When things are abundant, we don’t think much of them. I remember how dirty the madly blooming orchids looked at the island of the busy boulevards in Singapore and how my students in that rural high school I taught in south Taiwan, placed a branch of gardenia on my office desk every day, and poinsettias turned red at regular household yards in that semi-tropical island.

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