Winter in the city. It looks so adorable in Brownie & Pearl See the Sights. My three-year-old laughs at how even the birds are wearing their winter hats too, and I think about how neither the birds nor the title characters appear to be shivering at all as they walk on a snow-lined sidewalk from shop to shop on a winter day. I do a lot of walking and a lot of waiting at bus stops, and I doubt it looks nearly that cute. I have my old pink coat, the hat my mom crocheted for me, and totally inappropriate shoes as I have yet to get myself out to buy a pair of boots. Six years of living in Minnesota, and I still find myself unprepared for winter.
That doesn’t mean I don’t love it though. The first snow, in particular, is practically a holiday in my family. We walked and bussed and played outside with a new zeal just a few Saturdays ago when Minneapolis was doused in snow for the first time this year. All that snow seemed to bring with it a special energy. I don’t think it was just us. It seemed like it was everyone. It felt magical to me. I especially liked the part when we were all back inside drinking hot cocoa.
I guess winter in the city is a lot like in the book. Here’s hoping our winter is as adorable as a children’s book.
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