Description: This is just one of my obsessive ramblings brought on by too much caffeine, boredom, avoidance-behavior (writing things like this instead of doing something of value or necessity) and a primo example of how my thoughts drive me crazy sometimes because they JUST WON'T SHUT UP!
How do they know no two snowflakes are alike?
Did they perform some kind of analytical test
In a sterile scientific laboratory
And create hypothetical snowflakes
To test their theory?
Are snowflakes genetically predisposed
Like a person or a plant or an animal
With it's specific DNA?
Or do they just ASSUME
That all are different somehow?
And how did they study these snowflakes?
Did they keep the room at ideal temperature
Which would prevent these individual flakes
From melting under their microscopes?
And how did they separate the individual flakes
From the rest of the snow?
And what if these laboratory-reproduced snowflakes
Are dissimilar in nature
To natural snowflakes?
Would that affect their hypothesis?
And how big is a snowflake, really?
Some are very small...just crystals, really
Would these be more accurately described as
Snow crystals rather than snowflakes?
And some are huge and fluffy
Yet perhaps these are merely a cluster
Of several small snowflakes melting together
Would this then still be considered a snowflake
Or merely a snow cluster?
If that were the case
Perhaps it should not be considered snowfall
It should be considered snowflake fall
Or snowflake cluster fall
Or snowflake crystal fall
And why do we call snow piled at the side of the road a snowbank?
Are we saving the snow for something
Like money in a bank?
Does it have some value to us to have this
Huge pile of snow crystal/flake/clusters
Sitting on our curbs
Until the first spring rain
Turns them into slush and mud?
Hi, This brought out some of the cold hard facts about our lovely frozen friends. You may have just drifted into to many chilling thoughts. A great thesis, that thaws the emotions, and yet brings on a huge brain-freeze. I remember as a child, my bedroom windows would frost over completely. What a dazzeling display of art work left by Frosty the Snowman (I think ). What I remember is looking for similarities in each pane and finding them. Although the panes as a whole were different. I shall think of YOU, on the next Squall, and that 'Will be Different'.
This is funny...I hope that is okay..it just struck me that way. You have brought some very good points to the table..about snowflakes.... Yet, to me...the snowbanks..are not like money...I think snowbanks are more important.