Sunday, 21 July 2013


for a short moment in time.....

the magnificent of still whiteness. 
A light fall of snow has left the landscape renewed. 
When, a little while later, the sun peeked through and 
slowly spread its light over field and forest  
 the world fairly sparkled with de-light.

Delight at the tranquility of the morning          
Delight at the intensity of the light
Delight at the loveliness of winter
Delight at the bird song which greeted it
Delight at the delight of the delight

It is still. Very still and immensely white. 
Our visual world seems totally renewed. 
The special effect of the silent snow falling provides a total surprise. 
As if seeing the world for the first time. 
As if seeing the world in its most wonderful pristine and innocent state. 
As if being given a new sheet of white drawing paper and asked to try once more. 
A moment of brilliant childhood in our daily rut.

Like a thick insulation blanket the snowfall absorbs most sound. 
The stillness thus produced together with the virgin whiteness, 
intensifies the effect of this newness.

What are we going to draw on this sheet of paper? 
What are we going to do with this absolute gift  of a still quiet day?

“Step outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. you've captured the essence of the first snowfall beautifully. i always love that. then, three or four months later, i'm ready for it to stop! but a fresh snowfall is always a huge and quiet event, at least after the snow has finished falling.