Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Snow and Cold

Today it warmed up! Yes, it warmed up enough to snow (again). As I walked from my car to the Y to swim, the snow squeaked under foot. As I left, the tires also squeaked as I turned the wheel. It reminded me of the book Smilla's Sense of Snow written by Peter Hoeg. The book is set in Denmark and Greenland. In it Smilla notes that the Inuit of Greenland have something like seventeen different words for the different kinds of snow. Today I really believed it.

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