interpreting Jack Frost’s cryptic scrawls on my car


When the weather turns cold, but the snow isn’t falling, any remaining drops of humidity in the air get applied to whatever surfaces are left exposed outside. While it sometimes looks like my car has been draped a sheer but sparkly fabric in the morning, other times the frost appears in lines and shapes that resemble hieroglyphics. I don’t always know what to make of these weird drawings and cryptic messages.

Yesterday when I got in the car, there was a thin, long white zig-zagging line across my windshield, and I thought for sure that the windshield had cracked, but it turned out to be another one of the frost’s practical jokes: the apparent crack wiped away with a finger tip.

Here is a collection of some of the insane ramblings that Jack Frost has inscribed on the surfaces of my car.

This bit looked like the start of a spiderweb, or maybe the beginnings of some sort of dastardly plot.

These bits look like someone was at work with an Etch-a-Sketch.

Who can say what was meant by this:

I wished I could have gotten the phone’s camera to focus better, but I was cold. But I thought the message looked important.

Dire warnings written on the tail light?

A treasure map drawn on my rear window?

I’ll let you know if I am ever able to decode this.

Has Jack Frost been leaving you cryptic messages as well?

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5 responses to “interpreting Jack Frost’s cryptic scrawls on my car

  1. Not the same way – but, yes, lots of frost.

  2. They remind me – esp. the first few – of Picassos!

  3. I looooooooove this post. The one following “Who can say what was meant by this” looks significant, surely. Also like a constellation.

  4. I love this. Love love love. I think the “who can say what was meant by this” might be a creature with a human head but a chicken body. So you should definitely stay on the lookout for dastardly plots.

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