SNOW ON THE ROOF
by Jnana Hodson
In northern climates, you learn the meaning of how much snow is on the roof at any time in winter. Sometimes, a heavy snow demands getting up on ladders and sweeping and shoveling. I remember laughing the first time I heard of this, thinking it was someone’s wild imagination. It’s been a long time since I thought that was funny. I’ve seen, too, how backed up melting can leak through the ceiling. Sometimes the rooftop snow shows places that need more insulation – spots where heat’s leaking from the house itself. Sometimes it’s even a sign of spring, or at least warming.
So I look out the window, wondering.