I have words to say. I just don’t know how to say them.
This post may end up as a hodgepodge of thoughts and possibly images and videos. I don’t have a plan for it, so we’ll see where it goes.
I smelled winter today.
It was more than just the woodsmoke smell that sometimes comes from across the road. It wasn’t the smell of the cold that bites when it gets cold enough to hurt to breath. Believe me, it gets that cold. Instead, perhaps, it was the smell of winter turning to spring.
Winter has many smells. Woodsmoke, as mentioned above. Others, too. But for the most part, I think it’s all muted by snow. Summer here has a smell – trees, lots of them. Rain. Earth. It’s like Central Texas, where I vacationed growing up, on steroids. The air is fresh. I can actually smell that. Where I actually grew up, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, smells like slightly more fragrant dust. Forget rain, especially when August rolls around. Oddly enough, Texas has more of a winter smell than Alaska does.
Texas is where I learned to spot snow clouds. I’m better at that now more than ever. At least snow is more common than major earthquakes. I can’t remember if we had that big one in early December before or after our first snow. I think it was after. I think that snow is more likely to cause injuries than earthquakes, though, at this point. Snow banks are my worst enemy.
I got stuck in a snow bank day before yesterday. By “stuck in a snowbank”, I mean that my car got stuck in a snow bank on the side of the effing driveway. I had just gotten home from my friends’ house. Suffice it to say that I am not driving for a while..
It was stuck enough to merit being dragged out by an actual tow truck. I don’t know why I find this picture funny. I probably shouldn’t find it funny, but here we are.
My car (named Sheila) is a tank of a car, but that didn’t stop her from getting stuck. I guess we all have those days. I’m now in a place where I can laugh about it, and I’m thankful for that.
In other news, I have put the Saginaw EP on YouTube, if you care to listen:
Parts One and Two of Between Light and Dreaming are coming soon to YouTube, as well.
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Until next post,