Sunday, June 23, 2019

023 -#blogjune - There's no business like SNOW business

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” -  Carl Reiner

Song of the day:
"The snow glows white on the mountain tonight.
Not a footprint to be seen.."

- Frozen soundtrack


As I step into my personal Fortress of Solitude I am thankful for the heater that warmed it up on this cold winter morning. Looking outside through the window we have been able to see the peak of Mount Taranaki getting covered in more and more snow. It reminds me of the days when I was a boy, playing in the cold snow was actually fun back then. My mind continues to wander to the time when we took my son to the snow for the first time (also the first time my kiwi wife had actually been to the snow!). Now my son is growing up faster and faster. He now travels to the snow by himself. Making his own memories, where as mine are slowly melting away, like the mountain snow going forward to the spring. I am not a big fan of cold and have no desire to get back to the snow. I'm definitely not a "snow man" and will leave that white super cold substance to the super heroes.

--------     Snow BAT    ----------     Spider SNOW   ----   Captain Snow and the Snowmen ---

 Snow in comic books is as far as I will go these days...
There have been some great comics that use snow in their stories. The awesome comic panels of Calvin and Hobbes come to mind, his sleigh adventures plus of course the many comical ways of portraying snowmen. Tintin's adventure in Tibet has a great dump of snow through its pages, but my favourite snow related graphic novel has to be BLANKETS, by Craig Thompson (another famous person I share my birthday with). If you haven't read this book, get it from the library or order it online. It's an amazing story!

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.

If more people actually read my blog, I could be snowed under with comments about missing out their favourite snow related comic. Instead, I will just end this blog with my own personal comic strip about the adventures of a cute little polar bear who gets caught up in a snowstorm. There's
a snowball's chance in hell someone will comment on that one!

1 comment:

  1. Geef de sneeuw maar aan mensen die het HEEL FIJN VINDEN