First Snow


We had our first snowfall this morning.  I wasn’t expecting it so when I walked out into the garden for my morning tea and meditation session, I was both shocked and excited.  I love first snowfalls.  It’s like nature has laid down a fresh coat of white paint on everything and at once I get this feeling of endless possibilities.  Whiteness does that for me.  When I look at a blank canvas, I think of all the possibilities that blank canvas can represents.  When I sit down to write, and I am staring at a blank sheet of white paper, I am terrified and excited – terrified because I don’t know what I am going to write or where my writing will take me, and excited because it can take me anywhere, the infinite possibilities of a blank sheet of paper.


  1. Anndi January 25, 2007 at 1:29 am

    I get my fair share of snow, but it tickles me pink every year. Big fluffy snow flakes falling, catching them with your tongue. Life’s little pleasures…

  2. Tisha January 25, 2007 at 9:46 am

    I like the fact that the possibilities of a blank sheet of paper are infinite allows me to be creative and you know what it’s also a metaphor for life – much is in our own hands and we have the power to change things.

    Lovely pic Clay!

  3. Clay Lowe January 25, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    I haven’t caught snowflakes with my tongue in years! Awesome.

  4. Clay Lowe January 25, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    isn’t there a saying Tisha, something like, life is a blank canvass so splash all the colour you can on it…or something like that.

  5. Anndi January 25, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    It’s a joy…

  6. Tisha January 26, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Yeah Clay – Life is a blank canvas, and we are all artists!


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