Prompt #65: The Call to Adventure
Writing Exercise, March 2023
I’m writing to you from a very snowy Tahoe (most of our ski resorts are reporting more than 50 feet of snow so far this season). We had a couple of days of sunshine, but now we are back to more snow.
Winter is my favorite season, and I love everything about snow, but now we’re starting to worry our roof is going to collapse under the weight (we have been getting rain on top of snow lately). A number of grocery stores, gas stations, and an apartment complex in town have all been crushed by snow. I wrote about what it’s been like here for The New York Times.
Our extreme weather has gotten me thinking about how the weather itself can make nearly anything—even being inside of our homes—an adventure. I have often thought about how some journeys that used to feel like an adventure (like thru hiking or world travel) no longer feel quite so daring because we have phones, the internet, and tracking devices, taking out an element of the unknown and of danger, making everything easier. However, that tame journey will suddenly become an adventure