Thursday, January 7, 2010


I attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate. Being a night owl, I tended to be on campus in a computer lab or visiting the Tolly-Ho or Perkins for late-night food.

A cloudy night after a snow storm was extra special. I would bundle myself up as possible, and then wander around campus. At 2AM, the air would be completely crisp and clear. It looked like every photon of light had to have bounced up and down at least 20 times before stopping. I know it was a trick of the eyes, but it looked brighter and crisper than a clear, sunny day. A snowy night in the country is nice, but you have to have the solid light pollution of a city to pull this one off. One of the terms I used was "snowshine".

Tonight, it's snowshining again. I can't walk on campus or down our street - I'm too cold, and I've got to get in bed to meet tomorrow's responsibilities. But, for 10 or 15 minutes, I can look out the front window and be amazed at God's blessings yet again.

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