Today was my first-ever snow day! It's exciting. Especially since it's a very soft snow.
Though I'm sure everyone with cars is hating it. Like the man who is currently digging out a space for his car across the street.
It's a bit disorienting for me. The only kind of weather emergency school closing I've experienced were typhoon and high wind days in Hamamatsu. One look outside and you could see why; children could literally get blown away in that.
The only other thing that came close was in second grade when the alarms went off at recess and we were told to come inside because the smog levels were too high. (Note: I grew up in Southern California.)
Compared to those experiences, today was pleasant.
I took a walk and took a few pictures and then went back to my dorm to take advantage of my extra three hours and study. Even now it looks very peaceful outside. It's hard for me to realize that this beautiful snow is causing a lot of people a lot of greif.
I wonder if this feeling will wear off over time.
It probably will to a certain degree, like if I ever get delayed because of the snow.
But even then I'll probably separate the beauty of the snow from the reality of the trouble it's causing everyone. Like the strong winds of Hamamatsu and the colorful sunsets of Southern California (caused by smog refracting the sunlight).
They have their negative sides, the smog is actually be a big problem, but something about the sight of them is in resonance with my aesthetics and I can't help but take a moment to look.
On a slightly different subject, my rain boots came and I am very happy with them. Black and white, yet still nice and bright. They were cheap, but they'll probably last the winter.