Do you wanna build a snowman?
Here, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, or as I like to call it, the “Arctic Circle,” winter has come hard.
At first, it teased. Hardly any snow, wind or finger-freezing temperatures.
Which is when the “dog days of winter,” as I like to call them, will spin around a bit, seeming to chase their tails, then find just the right place to settle down and make us… cold.
Or should I say “COLD”?
And with that cold often comes snow.
And with that snow often comes feeling trapped in the house, unable to get out and move around.
Then add on a pandemic and, well, you get the picture.
So, I need an antidote.
But what to do?
Well, I could take up the bobsled, but then I’d have to go outside and build a mountain in my backyard, then create an iced track, put in bleachers, build a refreshment stand, etc.
Or I could build an igloo, but I don’t think our refrigerator’s icemaker has an “Igloo” setting.
So, instead, I’ll do what Anna proposed to Elsa. Build a snowman.
Sound childish? Well, yeah, and that’s the whole point.
Because, in times like these, it’s good to see through the eyes of a child again, and touch the world with their oft-sticky fingers.
Who’s with me?
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