I love the first snow of the season. The white flakes drifting silently to the ground, landing in your hair and soaking your shoes. It’s the calm majesty of winter that comes before the storms of December- onward. But apparently not everyone enjoys it as much as I do.
“I can’t believe it’s freakin’ snowing!” “I hate the snow!” “You guys are Canadian, aren’t you used to the snow?” “I’m cold and wet- this sucks.”
Those are just a few of the statements I hear as I take my lunchtime lap around the school. I see their point. I’m cold and wet, too, and end up cutting my walk short to warm up inside. But frankly, I just wish that they could find a way to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. The first snow only comes once a year! These flakes are harmless; they don’t even stick to the ground. It literally looks like the world’s turned into a snow globe, and you’re grumbling about it? Well, everyone’s entitled to their opinion. They’ll be the ones missing out on something magical.
Spending the day in a room with small, high windows, I had no idea this was happening until lunch. What a sweet surprise! Hopefully I’ll have a little more time to enjoy it before the snow turns to rain this afternoon. Whatever happens, October 27th, 2020, will be a day I won’t soon forget.
Making sure I’m alone, I take a celebratory snow-covered selfie. Even if I’m the only one who greets this occasion with a smile, I’m still going to make the most out of it.