I was thinking today how many different kinds of snow there are. How at first glance all snow is the same, but with time, maybe many years, you realize that every crystal is unique, so all snow cannot possibly be the same. All snow comes into the world different and undergoes constant metamorphosis until temperatures rise and the unique substance melts into its second state, water. Snow is intimately linked to LIFE. Snow is everything from sleet to feathers, from clammy wet to dry as dust, from grippy to chalky to ice. Today's snow was what it was, where it was, completely different at 9 than it was a 2. One student complained that the snow wasn't as nice in this place we were skiing than another place we'd just skied. I said, "Yes, but isn't it fun to be able to ski any kind of snow and go anywhere?" After a while, she too will develop a taste for the unprocessed and unpredictable snow that can only be found off piste.
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2/15/02 at 6:57am