Snowmen throughout Maine gathered today to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and to let the world know that while they all might be white on the outside, they definitely had an appreciation and understanding of diversity.
“We all may look the same on the outside, but I can assure you that we are a virtual United Nations on the inside,” Bangor Snowman Chillstavo Snowmez explained to this Modern Philosopher. “In honor of Dr. King, we wanted to come together to show that Snowmen don’t see race. We simply see a Winter Wonderland of unlimited possibilities.”
“It’s not our fault all snow is white,” pointed out Frigidario Blizzardopolous, who came down from Caribou to be with his fellow Snowmen. “It’s not what’s on the outside that counts, though. We are all Earthlings sharing this planet and just trying to get along.”
The largest gatherings of Snowmen took place in Bangor, Portland, and Augusta, but this Modern Philosopher’s phone was blowing up all day with photos of Snowmen getting together in groups from as tiny as three to as large as nearly one thousand.
Snowmen traveled from larger cities to be with their brethren from smaller towns in the furthest reaches of Maine. City Snowmen and Country Snowmen came face to face for the first time, and shared stories of life in their respective locales.
“We’ve been serving frozen drinks all day in honor of this wonderful display of love and understanding,” my Witch friend Ti-Diana told me outside of Three Toads & A Wicked Lady, where she passed out drinks to the crowd. “Snowmen drink free!”
I can’t even begin to count how many times I heard “Winter Wonderland” and “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” today as I made my way through the singing crowds. It was definitely a day that made me very happy that I had decided to move to Maine.
And I have to admit, Modern Philosophers, it made me open my mind to the idea that snow isn’t as bad as I make it out to be.
“Dr. King had a dream,” Avalancheet Snowdu of Bar Harbor reminded me as we sipped frozen Margaritas. “Snowmen from all over Maine, putting aside their differences to be one giant mass of snow, singing, love, and happiness is proof of that dream becoming a reality.”
It really was “Snow Beautiful”, Modern Philosophers, a phrase that quickly caught on and became the mantra for the day.
I hope you’re having a wonderful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I’m sorry if this post made you want to run outside and build a Snowman.