White Magic has put a spell over this Hawai'i boy.
The giant flakes began to fall a few nights ago, diamond lace mandalas saucering down in the still moonlight -- our first big snowfall of the winter -- and by the next morning the world was transformed, tabula blanca already inscribed.
I remember this early-winter euphoria from years ago when I lived in Chicago, Illinois and Akron, Ohio. It's that magical time of the season when you're not yet obsessed with jumping in the car and escaping south until you don't see anymore snow tires.
So let's enjoy it.