Snowflake – Pace Oddity

This year has somehow disappeared. I have no clue how, but somehow I got from January 1st to November 2nd in a blink of an eye. How can that be? Where did it go? “If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed upย an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?” Daily Prompt

You know what? Right now I would probably slow down my whole life, every day, each hour of it. But I guess that would be a bit boring and not really what I should do, given that I have a dentists appointment lurking in my closer future…

I don’t like going to the dentist. And I can not tell you why. My teeth are fine, I never had a major issue and I never got hurt by a dentist. But I just don’t like it. You know, although they tell you to let them know if it hurts… how can you really with all the stuff in your mouth? And then they have a whole conversation with you… Or better they have a monologue as you have no chance to answer or ask question… And I like to have conversations! So the dentist sort of takes that opportunity away from me… Maybe that is why I don’t like going. So I definitely would never slow down a dentist visit…

What I would love to slow down though is a snow storm, or even only one snowflake. It is something I would love to watch in super slow. Maybe over and over again… Just to be able to admire the beautiful shape of it. Maybe watch a second one and compare the structure of the two with each other.

Watch them how they make their way down to the ground and how they form this beautiful, sparkling, fresh layer of snow. How they connect to each other. I picture myself softly grabbing one of them and then have a closer look at it. Turn it around and then let it go and fall to the ground again.Maybe lifted up again by the wind, spinning through the air until it finally finds its way to the ground. Just exactly where it belongs. How beautiful would that be…

Standing in the snow storm, everything going slower than normal. No sound. It is so quiet, so calm. But then… it kind of feels that way, when it starts snowing, right? Everything is suddenly so quiet and given the lightness of those snowflakes, it kind of looks as if the fall in slow motion. At least sometimes.

And like a child you stand in the middle of the snow “storm” and you look up and you open your eyes. And while some of the snowflakes land on your skin and some on your eyes, you still can get some in your mouth. They are fresh and yummy and while you gaze up everything seems to have slowed down…

Credit Pictures: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm

9 thoughts on “Snowflake – Pace Oddity

  1. I know what you mean about life going by so fast. I too would love a chance to slow down and just appreciate the sounds of my kids laughter. Today I was tickling my youngest son and I looked around and saw how many smiles that pure joyful sound created. I wanted to freeze that moment in time. Great blog, I loved your point of view. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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