20080117

Let it snow


We are getting our first real snow fall of the winter season today. We had a dusting earlier, but it was pretty much gone by the time I got home from work. This one should be enough to build a small snowman out of. I might even have to shovel the driveway! :-)

This may be a surprise to some, but I can be annoying at times. For instance I like to whistle "Let it Snow" when it snows... or even when it just gets cold out. It kind of got started while I was on active duty. From about mid-December right through our re-integration training in early April it must have snowed three out of every seven days. I don't mind foul weather. I actually kind of enjoy it (and no, I don't know why). I like to stand out in the rain or snow. I like to listen to it fall, and watch it come down. What I would do, in a pretty poor attempt to rally the troops, I would sing and/or whistle "Let is Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow". I mean, you can't do anything about the weather, and you have a job to do, so you might as well enjoy it. In the end the guys tolerated my singing because I was always willing to be out in the mess and shovel.

One of my favorite pictures from our re-integration training is of one of the sections while they were training for their safty certification.


Man was that cold. Now my fellow soldiers are enjoying snow where it does not do it all that much, and I am waiting until they return to retire.
Verse for today:
Psalm 84:1-4, ESV
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise!
Selah

2 comments:

Linda said...

I particularly love the deep silence after it snows.

samurai said...

It is a pretty awesome serinity when you can experience it. :-)