The Excitement of Being Snowed in

Snow bus

“For the first time in this house I’m to be snowed in for the day. How exciting and moving that is, the exact opposite of an outgoing adventure or expedition! Here the excitement is to be suddenly a self-reliant prisoner, and what opens out is the inner world.”

–May Sarton, The House by the Sea

I’ve never before read anything that captured the sense of excitement that comes from being snowed in.

Do you feel this, too? Of course, if children are staying home for a snow day, that’s a source of tremendous excitement too.

I’m slowly working my way through May Sarton’s Journals.  I wish I’d discovered them when I was writing Happier at Home, because she is so interesting on the subject of what makes home feel homey.



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