For me, this past weekend was all about playing in the snow. I woke up on Friday morning to the news that the university was closed on account of the winter storm. The day began with an invitation to play. The invitation came from Maggie, our old golden retriever. She dashed off into our snow-covered backyard, and she kept looking at me as if to say, “Come on. Let’s romp in the snow.” I soon joined her, and she ran around in circles and thrashed in the snow and acted like she was a puppy instead of the eleven-year-old dog that she actually is. As the day progressed, neighborhood kids and their parents started sliding down the hill in front of our house. On Saturday, I joined in on the fun and built a snow sculpture version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Several kids and other passersby stopped to check on my progress and offer words of encouragement. My weekend ended by watching Cam Newton skip and cavort on the football field. While I am not a big football fan, I love watching Newton’s joyful approach to playing his sport.
Quirky Quiz Question — Shakespeare once wrote the following line: “The play’s the thing.” Can you name the work by Shakespeare in which this line appears?
William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge