Chilled lemonade, iced slushies, iced tea, cold creamy coffee!!!! OH my gosh!!..these were a few of the drinks we would have in the evenings back at home in India. Coming from a tropical zone I always hoped to someday experience living in a chilly atmosphere. But here at Keuka, when the chilly atmosphere went to 20°F, the hopes of cold weather started to turn into hopes of getting a beautiful fleece jacket, and drinks changed to hot cocoa, Vanilla Chai.
But no matter how hard the wind chill pushes me to stay inside and turn on that heat, I love going out and looking at the snow. Looking at the white snow fills every moment of your day with a sigh of happiness. I never knew that winter’s white paint would be my icon for a joy and give me warmth.
At noon, the day looks brighter than usual. As the sun flings its light on the snow covered outdoors, everything shines up. It seems as if the entire place is decorated with pure shiny crystals. And as the time flies by, Keuka Park looks even more beautiful than it was.
Late nights have never been this mesmerizing. A glimpse of snowfall under the yellow street-light gives you a sudden rush in your body and leaves your mouth open in awe and wonderment.
The next morning tells a story of how you can create dreams. The untouched snow awaits you to start your day by leaving a mark on the path that you have chosen.
Who cares about the winter chills being hard on you, when you have a beautiful white painting to look at! This teaches us that when you want life to appear easy, just change your perception, and everything will lighten up like New York City on Christmas night.