Wednesday, November 02, 2005


For those who are newer to the blog and thus haven't heard me write about it recently, I serve a smaller church surrounded by open fields, and live right next door. We've deduced that the owner of said fields planted soybeans this year, and spent the past two weeks harvesting them, so now the fields are left bare until summer. The other morning I woke up, glanced out the kitchen window, and experienced a rapid sensation of my hopes getting way up and then being let down all within a few seconds. I had thought by the way the daylight was hitting the ground, that the field had recieved a light dusting of snow. Such a sight would have brought peace to me, like a painting that you wish you could crawl into. But of course it was October and no such thing was really possible.

We all crave those magical pictures or moments in time. We crave to hold onto them, to somehow capture them on film and just hit 'repeat' for a few hours. They soften the harder moments, they balance them out. The fall foliage does that for me, as does the sight of a snowy field. There are reasons that people just sit and stare at the ocean, at a sunset, at a mountain range. While that's going on, something else isn't.


Jim Jannotti said...

I believe you're near Cleveland. I'm not sure how long you've been there, but it is definitely possible to get a dusting, and more, of snow in Cleveland in October.

Jeff Nelson said...

Yep, I am. Excellent deductive work.:) I know it's not out of the question, but even for NE Ohio it's fairly rare.

Of course, the appearance of snow would only make me wish it was later in the year.

Jim Jannotti said...

I lived on the west side for 10 years. We actually had most of our first snows in October and that wasn't even the snow belt.

On the other hand, you could drive five miles south of where I lived and have eye-piercingly clear blue skies and not a speck of white on the ground or in the air.

And silly me, I forgot to mention that you're post was very well written. Brought me right back there.

Jim Jannotti said...

"your post" not "you're post"

You are probably a lot of things but you are certainly not a post.