When I was a kid, nothing thrilled us more than the words, ‘Snow Day.’ To my recollection, there weren’t that many, as it had to be a big storm to cancel school, not like today when even a couple inches could result in the day being called.
We gathered around, eagerly listening to the local radio station announcing cancellations, hoping the day would be called. If it wasn’t, we grudgingly had to prepare to meet the bus. If school was cancelled, there was a whoop of delight and either we would head back to bed or prepare for a day of sledding, snowman building and snow angel creating before returning wet and bedraggled to enjoy a warming cup of soup or hot cocoa.
These days, I don’t have to catch a bus or drive to a job, so I can hum the song, “Let it Snow” as I gaze out at the accumulating inches while enjoying a cup of tea. Shoveling will have to be done at the end of the storm, but until that time comes, we’ll enjoy a snowshoe walk in this winter wonderland to enjoy the silence and beauty a blanket of snow brings.WPC: Silence