Misfit Snow-Creatures


As I drive around from neighborhood to neighborhood, I can’t help but notice the diversity of snow people living in people’s front yards.  They each have character.  Some look disfigured.  Maybe they were born that way, or maybe the sun got to them.  Each seem also to have a story to tell.

And, just like people, they have things in common and they have distinct differences.  Their commonalities lie in their general physical make-up…3 body segments.  Their differences, the ones that can’t be ignored, have to do with their features and accessories.   Some are better put together than others.  But, they’re all missing something.  So I decided to help them along by adding special touches, giving them personalized attributes and clothes.


However they may look, they never look worried.  They just sit there, day after day unconcerned with the insanity that seems to be our world.  They don’t know about the impact of the misuse of guns, or the battle that goes on every day in our great country about preventing the wrong person from getting their hands on them.  They don’t care that there’s an opposing side to this matter that has an agenda to protect the status quo.


They also could care less about:

-The Flu

-Unfunded Mandates

-Education Reform

-Casino Gambling


-The Economy

-Foreign Policy

No, these snow creatures just stand there looking cute.  They seem to say, “Hey, don’t worry, be happy!”  If there’s such a thing as collective wisdom, borne from snow creatures big and small, sleek and sturdy, then I will take their advice.  I won’t worry.  No matter how the landscape of our times and society unfolds at the speed of light each day.

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13 Responses to Misfit Snow-Creatures

  1. Jackie says:

    Oh. to be a snowman!! Love this and the message. 🙂

  2. Glynny Schiavoni says:

    Thank you,sweet Diane.

  3. mafarckle says:

    Diane I agree with your philosophy.  We can get so tangled up in this insanity.  THat is why I have always loved trees.  They are so magnificent, majestic.  They just stand every day, regardless of the weather or what is happening in the world.  It is almost like angels watching over us and singing their choir of love, and you can hear it when the wind blows through the pine trees or a tree with leaves and the wind making them chime. Love, Mom


    • Diane Fiore says:

      Ma F., I love the trees too. I really have noticed the bare trees lately…their branches have so much character. I miss a tree that my neighbor cut down. I only saw it in the morning when I was waking up, through our bedroom window. It looked like a sleet woman, swaying in the wind. I miss seeing her every single day.

  4. Care says:

    Diane, So true…. and I think the same thing about dogs, they have no possessions, and they seem to always be saying “no worries”, just like the snow men. We can learn a lot from doggies.

  5. Jill says:

    What a great story! I love it! I am amazed at how you can write these wonderful stories from things that we see everyday. You have a great gift…Just one of many!

  6. Great post, you must live in snowman country, they are rare in this area.

  7. Ann says:

    Well,THIS was a fun post! I never thought so much about snow people. I should give them more credit. They do give off a happy go lucky vibe. Your embellishments help!

    I enjoyed your Momma’s comment,too,about trees. I have always thought this about trees. They endure so very much and they just stand there and take it with a grace and dignity that I could never achieve!

    I just read her tree comment again. So,this is where you get your writing talent!

  8. Gramma Phyl says:

    Snowpeople, trees, dogs, in fact any of God’s creation can teach us a great deal if we would only stop, look and listen. We are just to busy for our own good at times. Our snow melted this weekend in western New York — up over 60 today!

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