By Common Consent has a new look, a new partnership, and a new, high profile blogger.
The new “snowy woods” theme is a perfect symbol for the new BCC. It draws deeply on literary archetypes that I love. For me, it evokes one snow covered woodland in particular, summed up in the singular phrase: “Always winter and never Christmas.”
My personal approach to the new BCC is represented beautifully by Robert Frost’s poem:
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.