let it snow

December 12th, 2012

It is the silent season and yet it is so hard to find quiet at this time of year. Busy making ready, in a hurry to finish, we can fret away nature’s patient calm in the blur of a frantic ending.

I spent half a day looking for a video of snow falling without added music or special effects. Why do we think we need music or special effects? This one-minute video inspires soundlessly. I post it here so I can look at it over and over, and let go of everything that will disappear if I try to hold on.

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8 Comments »

  1. Oh, Karen – perfect. Just perfect. Thank you. xo

    Comment by Lindsey — December 12, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  2. Watching this has a very calming effect. Thank you for this!

    Comment by Laura — December 13, 2012 @ 6:22 am

  3. That half day of looking was very well spent. Thank you.

    Comment by Roos — December 13, 2012 @ 7:32 am

  4. thank you, I felt this season as I wish it were,as I remember it from my childhood

    Comment by MJ — December 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  5. Silence in black and white…
    so pure, so beautiful, so calming

    thanks for sharing this treasure

    Comment by Jacques — December 16, 2012 @ 2:53 am

  6. As a Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota girl, I’ve been in the middle of this scene a million times. Big fat wet flakes that pile up fast. You catch these babies on the tip of your tongue to feel them melt. And the longer it snows, the quieter it gets.

    Comment by Dawn Downey — December 16, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

  7. I have many days like this and I love the cocoon-like, flat white light. It is soothing and restful, inspiring contemplation. Thank you.

    Comment by Katharine — December 17, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  8. I never tire of this scene. I look forward to it every winter.

    Comment by emily — January 1, 2013 @ 10:29 am

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