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Winter takes the stage


Winter takes the stage

By Tom Boyd

November 28, 2007 —  If all the world’s a stage, who’s the guy up in the catwalk dropping snow? That’s the guy I want to talk to, and thank him for his recent delivery of the “snow” cue – right on time.

Ten inches in the past 24 hours are reported at Beaver Creek, where World Cup skiers missed training today because, as David O. points out in his column next door, too much of the fluffy stuff doesn’t bode well for guys like Bode Miller. Ice-rink conditions are better for blasting down the slopes.

For me, and for most of us who love winter, the news is welcome. I walked out this afternoon into the hills behind my house, and in that brief walk I watched my breath smoke, heard the snow crunch under my boots, and felt the welcome winter chill across my face. Christmas carols floated unbidden into my mind, and although I’ll be overstuffed with their saccharine tune a month from now, the carols are savory to me in late November.

During my stroll I could tell that summertime had finally been yanked to the wings, and winter’s had taken her rightful place in the spotlight. Bravo, I say. Cue lights and let’s get this show started.



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