Juxtaposition: the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
Today I am thinking about contrasts. The contrast of warm and cold, bare ground and snow, winter and spring, light and dark. Last night we received 3.75 inches of snow in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Saturday is the first day of Spring Break, a time when we generally have temperatures in the eighties.
This is the most snow we’ve had since 2010 (which I know because they keep repeating it over and over on the local news). Though most of the rest of the country has been blasted with snow and wintry weather this year, last week was our first taste of wintry weather. Of course the kids are thrilled. Last week they were off of school on Monday and Tuesday, had a late start on Wednesday, a full day on Thursday, and then Friday off. They’re off today, and it’s likely that they’ll have tomorrow off as well since the temperature is supposed to stay below freezing all day.
I know most everyone else is understandably ready for winter to be over, but having grown up in Northern Michigan where we had snow on the ground all winter long, I’m thrilled with our little taste of winter, though I do empathize with everyone who will have their Spring Break plans messed up by the timing of this storm. Since we have to stay in town for hockey finals this weekend, it’s not an issue for us.
What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Are you ready for winter to be over?