Let it snow

September 18, 2002

something magical happened this afternoon while i was driving down the 101: i got stuck in traffic.

this wasn’t the typical 3-car pile-up sig alert on the other side of the freeway but you have to look anyway and slow everyone else down kind of traffic. it was something else. it was cotton — willowy clouds of cotton flying past us. the clouds were dissolving into smaller pieces of fluff and floating slowly through the sun-soaked sky. i don’t know where it came from, but i was convinced it came from above.

i was caught in a cotton blizzard and all i could think was, this is the closest to snow we will ever get.

i blinked hard and wished for winter, but then i remembered i was wearing a tank top, it was 80-something degrees, and it was still september.


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