Monday, January 11, 2010

Letter to the Snow

Dear Snow,

How have you been? I miss you. I know you have been briefly by in the form of flurries, but I really miss the times when you would stay longer. Sometimes you would come so big and thick that I couldn’t drive, and the plows would have a hard time keeping up with you. Isn’t that a fun game? Don’t you want to play it again?

Snowboarding at Bohemia is just not the same without your fluffy softness to turn on. Cross country skiing is not the same when I crunch over pine cones. Sledding is not the same on the ice. Snowshoeing isn’t even a challenge right now because I keep stomping through my old tracks.

But it’s not just me who noticed that you haven't been around lately, it’s the whole town! How are the snowmobilers supposed to get here and spend money if you don’t give them more snow? How are kids supposed to have fun at the terrain park without more snow? I know it’s a lot to ask right now. Maybe you’re busy in other parts of the world. Maybe I (and the rest of Keweenaw County) are just impatient and used to being spoiled.

Have we offended you in any way? Are you mad at this little jut of land in the middle of Lake Superior? What can I do to make it up to you? Does Jake need to do his snow dance? Maybe I should do a snow dance! What if I went for a long drive without mittens and a shovel? Would you come and bury me in the snow to make me learn a lesson? Do I really need to go to drastic measures to see you again?

I really am sorry to bother you like this, but it is winter. And I know this isn’t the worst winter we’ve had, and I should just be happy with what I have right now. But, gosh darn it, Snow, I really miss you, and everyone else here (well, almost everyone) misses you too. So maybe one day soon you can stay for a long visit, and I can be tired of shoveling. That will serve me right, won’t it?

Okay. Well, anyway, Snow, I just wanted you to know that someone down here is thinking about you. We hope to see you soon!

Lots of hexagonal love,



  1. It hasn't stopped snowing in Negaunee Township since yesterday; about a foot more of your "missing" snow. Come take ours; you haul it, you can have it, we have more than enough.

  2. I'm sure you're sick of shoveling by now!