Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

“1sts” (8. Snow)

November, 2006.

 I feel restless unable to stay focused on my review class, there is that unsettling force of a child in me that could not wait. I tried to keep my eyes and ears to the lecture reminding myself that I need this review and I need to pass the NCLEX. But the longer I stay sitted the more I become uncomfortable unable to absorb the lessons. My mind is somewhere outside. 

I excused myself out, taking the heat for a reason ~ it was turned high because of the anticipated snow storm tonight. I need a fresh air to breath. I went out of the building with only my sweater on to find out what makes this child-like unsettling force in me.

My eyes sparkle, I shiver from the mix cold and excitiement. I raise my head to the heavens, I opened my palms and my arms in acceptance ~ and for the first time, the snow touched my brown skin.That is how I’m going to remember my first snow. You just don’t understand how that feels. I was 34 when I first saw and felt winter embrace my being. The child inside me waited for that moment. It was bliss.100_00631.JPG 

November, 2006 (My first snow)


The morning after.

 I draw the curtain open and from the window I saw my world had turned white overnight. I view it wide-eyed like a child. The images of the lovely tracks of vehicles and shoes left in the snow-covered grounds was captured in mind and printed in my heart forever.  ~

November, 2007
Today, already an RN, I walk fast the concrete side walk, cotton soft to my steps with 5 inches of snow that carpet my path. The icy winds brush my my face with frozen kisses carrying my thoughts to distant past. I watch a child viewing a christmas card of snow in his home back in the tropics dreaming of white christmas.
The child has arrived. 



3 responses

  1. Man I love the snow. Seems as if you had great fun. Talk to you soon!

    PM000000110000002031 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  2. Hi Ed!

    This is what I mentioned earlier in our previous exchanges. I was just waiting for the right time, and just got the perfect backdrop writing this in a snowy day. I’m glad to know we share the same liking for the snow. I had fun the first time.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM000000120000004731 10, 2007 at 12:00 am12

  3. I love this piece. It’s breathtaking, because growing up around snow, I don’t remember my first time seeing it, or the wonder, or the thoughts and feelings associated with it.

    The perspective is wonderful. I know people who think the wind’s caresses and kisses are bothersome and inconvenient in winter, but this outlook is refreshing.

    Thank you for sharing.


    PM00000060000003531 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

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