High: 44 °F
Low: 19 °F
Conditions: Steady showers changing to a wintery mix overnight.
Film and literature are filled with emotionally-wrought farewell scenes. There's the time-honored Casablanaca goodbye:
And Rhett's famous send-off of Scarlet:
Heathcliff broods for years over the loss of Cathy in Wuthering Heights:
Romeo and Juliet, of course, have been forever immortalized because of their brooding over the loss of one another.
Someday, of course, the snow will return. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow. But someday. In the meantime, Ari--like any good romantic hero or heroine--will maintain her vigil.
And then. . .
And then there is Ari's affair with snow. No story--no matter how heartfelt, torrid, or otherwise gripping--can hold a candle to Ari's love for snow. But like all love stories, this too must end. And so, as the temperature rises above freezing this week, we once again begin our own languishing farewell here at Caninaturalist Center. Like all good romances, it is marked with much emotive fanfare.