The pristine landscape stretched on unendingly ; a vast , thick , pure white blanket that continued for as far as the eye could see .
I opened my eyes , face upturned , hands outstretched to embrace the delicate , translucent flakes that swirled and danced about , round and round , ghostly and ethereal in their cold , stark environment .
Within the hour , the unbelievably icy conditions dipped even further and then plummeted .
It resonated with me on a deeper , emotional level and I felt a strange , inexplicable , yet oddly familiar sense of belonging .
Of deja vu .
I couldn't fathom it .
It was unfamiliar territory … my first snow experience …