Sunday, March 02, 2008

I come from the land of the ice and snow

I have always liked the look of snow on trees, particularly at night, the intricacy of the fractal filigree of it, the lack of colour forcing the attention on the form.

It is also fun, when walking in the snow, to measure your footsteps to match those of someone else who's walked the same way before you, but opposite to them, so in the end the tracks left by you and the unknown other give the impression of someone in an odd pair of shoes having bounced, two feet together, all the way down the footpath.

So I thank Ms Dogot for taking me out walking in the night, for giving me these wonders. When she makes dog snow angels, they end up looking like Oriental characters, and I wish I could read the messages she is leaving.

If you would choose music for a black-and-white slide show of your life, what would it be? Would you always choose the same tune?


Navas said...

Tricky question. The first song that comes to mind, is "A case of you" by Joni Mitchell. Would it always be the same? Probably not, but I'd have to think about it.

Anna MR said...

Oh, that's quite nice - "I could drink a case of you darling, And I would still be on my feet". I hadn't heard it before but have just checked it out on, you guessed it, youtube, the storage space of the entire human experience. Thank you for responding to my poll, Navas, and for pointing this song out.