Sunday, December 20, 2009

Surfeit



Have you ever been swept away by love? In those situations, all you can think about is the boy or the girl, everything else in life slips through the cracks. You forget to pay bills, do the laundry, you drop all your best friends because you want to spend every waking second with the object of your affection. Remember Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton? Yeah.

Yesterday's blizzard was the Angelina/Billy Bob of snowstorms. It was the weather equivalent of the moment in psychotherapy when I finally broke down and cried. I hadn't wept in years, so when I started, it was like I couldn't stop. It was quite frightening, actually, though I'm certain it was VERY good for me.

It was an iron man triathalon of snowfall, it really was!

All the snow we haven't received in two years arrived during a 24 hour period. Whoa. What was I saying the other day about knowing the difference between enough and too much? The weather gods definitely have no concept of moderation. Yesterday the snow started and did not stop. I am in awe.

29 comments:

Mary said...

WOW WOW WOW are people skiing in the streets? Mother Nature made you all - not just slow down - but HALT. Enjoy the splender

ellen abbott said...

Yikes!

steven said...

reya the big kersplat of snow that floated down over your head has made the news all over the world!!! it's so very cool! look at that! hoooo boy . . . steven

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, so beautiful! Your take on it, so exhilarating! Will you feel the same way in a few days time, I wonder!
Here in NYC it will be deep puddles just where one wants to cross the street... still, for NY it is awesome for now.

Lynne said...

WOW, it must have closed DC down! You are so lucky. That is the kind of snow I've been wishing and hoping for here but all we got was 5 inches!

So beautiful! I hope it doesn't melt too fast down there!

k-brow said...

We have nary a flake here in Atlantis - okay, my friend Matthew said he saw a few flakes this morning, but I am in ecstasy just knowing that much snow fell somewhere off to the north of us... impressive that our elected officials kept working through it, too, irregardless of the side one is on in the healthcare reform debate, the energy and passion being put into this bill is palpable.

Stay warm and cozy.

lakeviewer said...

I see a happy face in that last photo. Hope you and the city stay warm and cozy until this passes.

There is a peacefulness in these photographs. So beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Yeah, there is nothing like a huge snow storm to slow us down and enjoy what is around us.
Enjoy and blessings.
Smiles

Cyndy said...

That top photo is so incredibly beautiful! It has all that emotion you were describing.

Janet said...

Almost surreal for me, but so beautiful

:-)

Nancy said...

Enjoy!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Absolutely stunning! ...and just this morning I told the G-man we should go to DC for Christmas!

Sandra Leigh said...

Oy. You have a good pair of boots, yes? Stay warm, Reya.

Tom said...

just watching how the football game got postponed a few hours and the traffic snarls. Of course many places routinly get piled on, but it's interesting to see how warmer climes deal. Snow is a beautiful, wonderful thing...after it's cleared from the roads.

Enjoy!

Reya Mellicker said...

We do NOT know how to deal, Tom. We freak out when it snows this much.

OK some people do. YES I saw cross country skiers yesterday. Sweet.

I love the word kersplat, and yes I saw on the news that in terms of the size of storms, this one broke all records.

Happy face?? Oh yeah! I see it! Cool.

It was bright and sunny today so even though it was still cold, a lot of the snow melted. On Christmas it's supposed to be 50 degrees and rainy so it will all wash away.

But it's glorious and overwhelming while it lasts!

Ronda Laveen said...

Holy Moley! That's some snow storm Sven delivered. I saw Cube's post yesterday where she posted some photos of the empty shelves in the grocery store.

Wow! It is so beautiful.

Ronda Laveen said...

I thought I saw Jake's reflection in the picture of the red Chritmsas bulb a couple posts back. It's probably just a fire hydrant or something but I caught my breath none the less.

Reya Mellicker said...

He has kind of been hanging around. It's interesting being haunted by a dog. Weird.

Daisy said...

I thought of you when I saw the weather forecast! and I thought: "Reya is going to have some awesome photos!" And you do!

Happy Solstice!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Daisy!

晚上 said...

it's cold~be careful...............................................

debra said...

So when we ask for abundance, we need to be very specific, yes?
glad you are safe
xo

Lehigh Valley Transplant said...

Reya, words cannot describe how beautiful your photo of the snow-covered streetscape is.

It reminded me of the 2003 Valentine's weekend snowstorm.

What an eye you have for composition and light!

Ronda Laveen said...

I know what you mean by being haunted like a dog. Someday I'll tell you about Angel.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! I'm envious - we got a mere dusting from the nor'easter, and the cold - I'd rather be buried like you are!

Barry said...

At least in your photographs, it also looks like a beautiful snow storm. Tranformative.

Now if we could only train snow to stay off the roads!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, LeHigh! That first picture looks like frosting on a cake. It was beautiful, just overwhelming.

Ronda if you're going to be haunted by a dog, the best possible scenario is to be haunted by Angel!

dcpeg said...

I LOVE the way you expressed your feelings about our magnificent storm! Your pictures were great, too!

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