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An ode to Snoledo


With falling snow on her eyelashes, Latara Walker, 12, laughs while clearing snow Thursday from the driveway of her cousin's home.

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Snow. Poetry crystallized.

Drudgery. Treachery.

Aching backs, heart attacks.

Helping hands. Groaning branches. Stalacticicles. Steaming soup. No school. Frozen pipes. Flat-lined batteries. Hungry birds. Cabin fever. Much ado about Levels (how did we manage without them?).

PHOTO GALLERY: Take a look at some photos from the storm

For those thickly layered with feathers and fiber, snow invites throwing, sledding, skiing, skating, crunching footfalls.

And artful mittens. The sculptors of a pensive bear slouching on a picnic table deserve extra credit from their teachers.

Mercury rises, life reverses. Snow goes. Muscles mend. Levels liquidate. Stalactites drip. Bear shrinks.

Poetry puddled.

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