The Winter Wonderland set we uploaded to the Flickr Commons is inspiring digital art, crafts, and now, free word association. It is always a wonderful surprise when someone “riffs” on an image (see this inspired history free image association in the Flickr Commons fan group). A little while ago, I stumbled on a secret message attached to this microscopic image of a snowflake captured by Wilson A. “Snowflake” Bentley:
Flickr member, “Miquelet,” posted a passage from French writer, Maxence Fermine’s, novel, Neige (Snow).
"La neige est un poème. Un poème qui tombe des nuages en flocons blancs et légers. " (Translation: "Snow is a poem; a poem that falls from clouds in light, white flakes.")
It is a wistful, beautiful image to think of as the white flakes are showing up around the world. Cheers to riffs!