Day Six of The Big Snow
If you’re from Wisconsin or Minnisota or Montana or some other place that gets a lot of snow, you probably think we Western Washingtonians are ridiculous with our, “Oh my goodness, the weatherman says it may snow! Cancel all the schools!”
Well, okay, you’re right. They really did cancel Seattle schools this week without even a single snowflake falling. BUT! I have 6 or 8 inches of snow at my house and have compact snow and ice covering the road. So there!
You couldn’t bribe me to drive in this weather. In case of emergency, I know exactly what to do — “Hello, Daddy…?”
“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.” –Etty Hillesum
About Etty Hillesum
Etty Hillesum, less famous than her contemporary, Anne Frank, lived a short life of great courage. She was born in 1914 in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a Russian mother. She studied law, Slavic languages, and psychology. Hungry for knowledge, she cut down on food in order to buy books. She went voluntarily to the Westerbork camp to help fellow Jews interned by the Nazis. Her letters detail her experiences; her more meditative diary focuses on issues of faith. She died at Auschwitz in 1943.