Thursday, December 27, 2012
'...the drift darkened the lower panes....'
'Indeed, egress seemed next to impossible; the drift darkened the lower panes of the casement, and, on looking out, one saw the sky and air vexed and dim, the wind and snow in angry conflict. There was no fall now, but what had already descended was torn up from the earth, whirled round by brief shrieking gusts, and cast into a hundred fantastic forms.'
Villette - page 314
We had approximately 20 centimetres of snow grace our neighbourhood last night so I laughed when reading about the darkened lower panes in my book this morning. Living on the corner of our street means extra sidewalk to shovel but the thought of burning off the calories from too much trifle got me through.