Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It Will Freeze

This was a wonderful status message for my day in Poughkeepsie. Unfortunately, I couldn't get Wi-Fi to work on my computer, so nobody saw it. Therefore, I'm using this as my status message on 2/27/07 and adding a new one on Wednesday to my blog only. Why? Because I can!

It will freeze, Dear. It will freeze in the streets for reasons you can't even fathom. It will freeze in the head of school's driveway, with nobody knowing for sure why it's happening. Ice crystals will form on his car as innocent as children, longing for friends. "Of course, I don't mind if it continues to accumulate," I'll say. "I merely ask for a delayed opening." They'll call at 5:30 AM without even thinking about it; for it is inclement weather they have and sleep they lack. And they'll walk out their front doors, and stand there in coats on a miserable morning. They'll find they have a shovel waiting somewhere in the garage, where it has sat since last winter and collected dust. And they'll shovel their driveways, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in an icebox. The snow banks will be so high, they'll have to shovel them away from their mailboxes. It will freeze, Dear. The one constant through all the years, Dear, has been the snow day. School years have rolled by like an army of steamrollers. They have been erased like my blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But snow days have marked the time. This snow, these days: they're a part of our past, Dear. They remind of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... it will freeze, Dear. It will most definitely freeze.

Source: Terrance Mann's "People will come" speech from Field of Dreams.

Explanation: On Sunday night, I told Sarah that the snow had turned to rain and she was going to have school on Monday. She looked at me and said "It will freeze." I heard the conviction of Terrance Mann saying "People will come." Then the rest just sort of followed in my head.

Special Blog Bonus: Below is the YouTube clip of Terrance Mann's "People will come" speech.

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