Winter is upon us, and months of people whining about snow is beginning with it. I don’t like driving in a snow storm, and commuting by car, bus, or train can be a mess in Winter weather. I understand the inconvenience and even danger of Winter, but still I confess to enjoying Winter.
I don’t feel comfortable talking about liking Winter, it is one of those things you are just expected to complain about. It is right there with:
TV, fruitcake, The DMV, smokers, bad fashion, and Republicans…all are things it is perfectly acceptable to speak of with disdain in most company.
Still I will speak of Winter with affection, I firmly believe there are many others who while they nod their head in agreement that Winter and snow are perfectly awful, can’t wait to run to the window and watch a good storm turn a blah outside into a magic wonderland.
I lived most of my youngest years in southern California. Winter was just any other time of the year and snow was a fairy tale. When we moved back east, I fell in love at my first snow storm.
The first big storm resulted in no school. It became known to me as a sNOw day. That is what I love about the snow (my apologies to those who HAVE to be somewhere or HAVE to do something) it is the perfect excuse for doing nothing, for saying NO to normal routine.
Don’t feel like going shopping…take a sNOw day.
Don’t want to go to a boring party at the Frumps…sNOw day.
Got work in the yard? Can’t; sNOw!
The list of things you don’t want to do is endless, and you don’t have to do them, why? It’s a sNOw day.
When the storm is over, the roads are clear and the driveway shoveled (I even enjoyed that back in the day) there is sledding, skiing, and skating to be enjoyed, snowball fights to be fought, snowmen and snow forts to be built. Well for me not so much anymore, but the memories of such things are rekindled.
So yeah, I like Winter, I like snow and I don’t think I am alone, so come on, admit it, for all the inconvenience, and all the slop when it starts to melt, the snow is magical, it makes you feel young again.
Snow is the perfect excuse to heat up a hot chocolate, put up your feet, turn on the TV and do nothing. What else are you going to do, it’s a sNOw day.