If children play to change, then could there be a better companion than snow for this journey?
It falls, melts, freezes, hardens, disappears...Snow, in its bittersweet ephemerality, in its malleable, movable nature, transforms the world outdoors into one giant sandbox.
The senses of smell, sound, taste, even sight are diminished in winter as normally fertile nature is buried in insulating white. But touch. Touch reigns and the children of Winter Whispers are taking full advantage of winter’s tactility.
Padded in many layers of protective clothing, the children roll and slide and shovel and build. Icy wind nips cheeks and noses, but core temperatures are warm and the outside world is their oyster.
Snow. Catch it if you can.