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When Snow Flies

As the first frost date closely approaches in my part of the world; I always wonder if we will get snow in the winter. In this short film based on the poem "Choices" by Tess Gallagher, I hope you will enjoy the sights and sounds of falling snow.

At times in all of our lives we are faced with difficult choices where it seems there is no satisfying solution.

Whatever is going on in your life, perhaps today for a few minutes you could allow your breath to slow while you take in the stillness of a snowy morning. Create a moment in time just to be.


by Tess Gallagher

I go to the mountain side

of the house to cut saplings,

and clear a view to snow

on the mountain. But when I look up,

saw in hand, I see a nest clutched in

the uppermost branches.

I don’t cut that one.

I don’t cut the others either.

Suddenly, in every tree,

an unseen nest

where a mountain

would be.

- Photo by Adam Chang on Unsplash

- This film was created in partnership with Motionpoems. Tess Gallagher, “Choices” from Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems. Copyright 2006 by Tess Gallagher.

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