I've come to realize there are two types of people in the world. Those who love the first snowfall and those who hate it. You all know where you stand.
|Photo from pdalgarno at Morguefile.|
Depending on age, those who love it say things like:
"Yay! I want to play in it right now!"
"I'm going to build the biggest snowman!"
"Snow ball fight!"
"It's so peaceful and beautiful."
"Snow Day! Yay!"
Us lovers of the first snow agree there's nothing quite like it. We know it's what brought Frosty to life. We know there's magic in it. Some of us like to play in it, some like to take the day off from work to go skiing and some of us just like to admire the peaceful blanket that settles on the earth, covering up the leaves that haven't been raked and the outdoor toys that haven't been put away.
Those who hate it say things like:
"Crap, I haven't put my snow tires on yet."
"I better reschedule my dentist appointment. The roads will be a mess."
"I hate snow!"
"Snow Day! Ugh!"
These are the folks who would like to curl up in a ball and hibernate until spring, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Of course, by April, most of us belong to the snow-haters group. Still, we've at least given snow a chance to win our hearts for another season. And, for a time, it does.