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Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 6

Diary of a Ski Patrolman: Week 6
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I don’t take beautiful views for granted – I see the White Mountains almost everyday from the summit, and I say to myself, “Wow, I am very fortunate to turn around in my chair and see that.” It’s easy to take things for granted. But try not to…because that powder will be choppy and crusty and soon it will be groomed [probably tomorrow, in fact]. And those cranberries will be gone, too. All four boxes of them. Because Okemo patrollers are good at what they do, and that includes eating. And the patroller lifestyle is good for one thing in particular — opening one’s eyes to what’s important, and what makes life worthwhile. A warm house, I think, is really good to have. And quality nourishment. So I’ll keep eating those cranberries, and whatever else is brought up. But I’ll also have my vegetables so I can endure the next powdery day as well as the first.

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