“Oh the weather
outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
It doesn't show signs of pausing,
And I've bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Lyricist, Sammy Cahn and the composer Jule Styne wrote Let It Snow in 1945. Inspiration being what it is, no doubt Sammy Cahn had some experience with being snowed in and probably cabin fever. It's a song we most hear at Christmas although it's not, technically, a Christmas song.
Let it Snow was also used in the Bruce Willis film Die Hard (one of my favorite movies), when the hero, John McClane was traveling to meet his family at Christmas. We can safely say that John didn't have cabin fever. The ‘frightful’ weather didn't affect his creativity in the least. Yippee Ki-yay!
However, not all deal with cabin fever quite so creatively as Sammy Cahn or John McClane.
Cabin Fever affect your creativity?
- Are you more creative at these times or less?
Upcoming guests this week:
Wednesday, February 12, Christy English will be talking about her life long romance with writing. Friday, February 14, Elizabeth Michels' topic is When Daily Life Turns Fiction.
Additionally, I will be not be around on the 14th as I'm scheduled for out-patient (we hope) surgery. Not exactly how I envisioned spending Valentine's Day this year. I'll not be visiting blogs on that day but I will try to visit on Saturday--depending upon how I feel.