Stopping by Woods…

Stopping by Woods

I hate winter. Everybody who knows me knows that, and it’s one of the reasons I really want to head south in the next few years. But recently, my city-dwelling cousin–who loves the winter and snow–came to visit, and it (unexpectedly) started to snow. We had planned to watch movies, but she said she had always wanted to be up here, in the woods, while it was snowing – a dream she’d had for close to thirty years.

No movie-watching happened that day. We broke out the wine, sat outside on the back porch, and watched it snow. And it truly was beautiful. Sometimes it takes seeing something through someone else’s eyes to appreciate it.

On another note, it’s my late father’s birthday, and tomorrow is the first anniversary of my friend and mentor Daniel Pearlman’s death. Both men loved the poetry of Robert Frost.

Enjoy some poetry in the snow (and my husband’s birds going crazy getting seed from the feeders)!

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info:

Posted on February 17, 2014, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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