I love it. And while we are being honest with unpopular opinions, I love snow too.
If you are one of those that hates winter, I say go outside and find the beauty in it. Go on an adventure! Don’t just drive in the snow to get too and from work, then hibernate the rest of the time. All the while cussing the existence of the white stuff because you have to drive in it! Go for a drive because it snowed! You read that right. Wait until it snows a ton of the beautiful white stuff and choose to go outside in it.
Go out for a winter drive. Don’t just see the snow when you are running from one heated location to the next. Go out and see the snow for what it is…beautiful. Observe how it blankets the earth in a glittery white shroud. Notice how it can change a down right ugly location to one that looks perfectly pure and pristine. See the city you have lived in for years change to a winter wonderland (You miss truly seeing this if you are running around in a winter hating haze). Watch the falling snow look like a memorizing sky full of shooting stars. Make a wish. Watch the sun draw in the snow with shadows of trees to make a beautiful contrasty scene. And if you are feeling saucy, get out and go for a snowy hike!
Listen to the sound the snow makes when being crushed under your feet. Feel the awesome sinking feeling of your weight sliding down with each step into the newly fallen snow. Feel like a kid again and catch delicate snowflakes on your tongue. See twigs and tree branches laminated by shiny, smooth ice. Watch how water freezes for a moment in time into the most amazing art sculptures. Hear how quiet it is and enjoy having the parks nearly by yourself. Talk to the random few brave people out in the cold like you are. What brought them out of their warm cocoon?
The above video was taken on a day I went out to drive till I got lost during a big snowstorm. No plan. No destination other than to get out of the city. I ended up going an hour and a half away from home. When I came upon the scene, I sat there in a trance. I parked my car and watched how the snow drifting in the bitter wind made a simple scene look so alien. In the Springtime, this is just a solo tree in a barren field, but in the winter it became otherworldly. I didn’t leave the spot until I watched the sun set behind the tree. Gorgeous.
Enjoy that winter is fleeting. Just like anything… When you know it will soon be gone, it makes it easier to love.
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