Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Icy Surprise Conjures Up Fond Memory

I woke up this morning thinking 'blah blah blah, just another day', till I walked out of my room at the EZ and was greeted by an icy surprise. A thin fresh layer of snow covered everything as far as my eyes could see. For a minute, I was transported back in time to one of my fondest memories. While staying at a resort hotel in Germany, mid winter, I had the privilege of swimming in an indoor/outdoor pool. I saw people swimming in the outdoor section and thought 'they must be insane; it's cold and it's snowing out there'. But the joy on their faces could not be ignored. I was eventually drawn beneath the threshold that separated the indoor folk from the out door folk and was immediately overcome by the thrill of it all. With snow swirling around my head and melting just as it touched the warm water, I felt like I was in a living, breathing 'snow globe'. Humph!!! I think I walked around with a smile on my face for weeks after that.

2 comments:

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 12/10/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Top said...

I want to swim in a snow globe. Where can I find one?