Sunday’s Week in Reverse – 9 December 2018

Happy Sunday. Today was a sleepy snow day. I love the hush of a deep snow. We had about a foot of the white stuff. No street sounds, just the gentle puff of fluffy flakes hitting the ground.

Progressives in this country have been likened to snowflakes. I’m not sure why. It’s considered an insult. Perhaps because snowflakes seem fragile, easily melting if they hit something warm. But when the air is frigid and the ground is hard and cold, snowflakes don’t melt. They band together, and together snowflakes are a force to be reckoned with. The usual routine of the day is interrupted, the roads become impassable, schools and businesses close and the hard work of digging out begins.

When I think about snowflakes I’m not much bothered by the petty name calling of haters. I’ve seen what snowflakes can do when they band together. Beautiful snowflakes. Power does not always need to be fierce to make an impact.

If you’re a snowflake, know that you are not alone. Together we are not only beautiful to see, but a force to reckon with. And btw…each snowflake is unique too. Just like you.

Have a great week. ❄️❄️❄️

Sunday’s Week in Reverse – 9 December 2018

useless escape key
beyond their gilded gate
I’ve been losing parts of me
just needed an invitation
you only see
drip by dirty drop
‘round your beating heart
sense of urgency is code
things I can’t recall
that fire in one’s belly


A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.

3 responses to “Sunday’s Week in Reverse – 9 December 2018

  • Rene Hearthchild

    WOW, I loved every bit of this post–from first words re “snowflakes”, to wonderful poem. I was unaware of the negative connotation of “snowflakes”…if I understood you correctly. There will always be people who snub others–it says more about them, I think. Blessings, as you start a new week, closer to Christmas 🙂

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  • Peter's pondering

    I’ve never quite understood the term “snowflake”, but, having just looked it up, here is the wiki definition:
    Snowflake as a slang term involves the derogatory usage of the word snowflake to refer to a person. Its meaning may include a person perceived by others to have an inflated sense of uniqueness or an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or to be over-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions.

    As you say, Kat, they may be fragile, but banded together they can create an avalanche! Maybe we could bury all the evil of the world!

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    • Kat Myrman

      There is a debate going as to who is the real snowflake. It is a derogatory term wielded at liberals by right wing zealots but some argue that the biggest or should I say YUGEST snowflake of all is our thin skinned, easily offended snowflake in chief. Their name calling is the perfect example of projection. 😉

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