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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My own, personal, Nanook of the North

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there."
But... the children were NOT nestled all snug in their beds...
This child of mine had made up his mind,
to give his family a present of a different kind.
And so, on Christmas Eve, to our surprise
We trekked on the new snow,
Crisps steps, in the cotton air.
All the way to this important affair...
With his frozen hands, in his wet clothes
He had built an igloo
All on his own
Seventeen hours he had spent, in the dark of two nights,
Building this construction, with all his might
He was so proud, and so were we!
Building an igloo, what a great feat!
Perhaps Nanook had something to do with this new found skill!

Son, you gave me the best gift of all,
a present of the heart
the present of the present
and the present of the past.

You have no idea the memories, this trek through the snow brought back
Christmasses in France, a long long time ago,
Spent by the warmth of my grand ma's stove,
Walking up the snowy hill, hand in hand with my grand father
On our way to a room full of singing men plucking geese, and floating down dancing in the air
Smells of burnt feather, from the goose being singed.
Sit quiet little girl. Watch the adults work, and prepare for the holy feast.
Thank you son...
And for you and all...
This song.
Disclaimer : Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is entirely NOT coincidental.
The original Nanook from 1922
PJ
Maïté
Me

6 comments:

KcomeKarolina said...

cute pics!
Happy New Year!

xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Danièle said...

Grazie Karolina with a K :-)

Sew Country Chick said...

That's so cool. Did your kid really make that and how did he not freeze? My daughter has only been in the snow once poor thing.

Danièle said...

Yep he did. It took him 17 hours. Snow is rare in Ireland, so this year, he was out all the time in it. He did also a giant snail, and a gigantic snowball that ended up being too heavy to roll. He had to call for help from some his friends and worked at this mostly at night too. He has snow boots from a skiing trip, and wear 2 pairs of gloves, and I guess when you are carrying blocks of compacted snow you get a good work out!

Pinupmania said...

What a spectacular igloo !
Great photos.
Happy new year, miss.
Olivier

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