This morning my neighborhood filled with the whoops of Texan children running out into the snow. For some of them, it might’ve been the first snow they’d ever seen in real life. (One kid exclaimed, “It’s like slo-mo rain.”) I’ve lived here for 14 years and I’ve never seen it snow like this.
I’ve lived in Austin for 14 years and I’ve never seen it snow like this. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/WJqoYqSlTm
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) January 10, 2021
First, I went to go check on Coconut The Owl, who didn’t look thrilled, but was hanging in there:
Then, we dug mittens and boots out of the closet and had a bonafide snowball fight. We also made a Coconut out of snow:
And now we’re inside and cozy and I plan on doing nothing for as long as possible.
Every time it snows down here I think of this line from Lonesome Dove: