Snow Angels And Baked Apples
Snow is the most natural substance (other, perhaps than sand) that is associated with childhood, and so many of us find it hard to resist reverting back to happier, more carefree days. A phenomenon called emotional memory means that associated with our memories are emotions: When we remember events, we also remember the emotions associated with them. Many of us have happy childhood memories of playing in the snow, and when we see those fat, fluffy flakes twirling from the sky, these memories kick in and we feel happy.
There's nothing like being the first to leave footprints in a fresh layer of snow to connect you with your surroundings. Taking a deep breath of the cool air, noticing how the scent of it has changed and allowing your vision to be consumed by the clean scene of white makes any other thought or worry effortlessly fall away.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful aspects of snow's existence is that it's fleeting. Temperatures rise, the ground starts to thaw, and the former world we once knew beneath that blanket of white is revealed once again, creating yet another new beginning for us to appreciate among the natural elements. There was a sigh of relief when the streets of Seattle were clear of snow - businesses need to be run, kids need to go to school and after a quiet, dreamy time it one feels refreshed to get back to the normal pace of life.
Edda is wearing an IGOR synthetic waistcoat from the Fall/Winter 2019 collection.