My first “snow day”
Experiencing your first snow day is actually, honestly, the best thing that could and should happen to everyone. A bit of schadenfreude I admit. You look at the snow falling and forming a gargantuan pile of white, and yet all along you keep thinking to yourself that you’re witnessing the “unappreciated beauty of nature”. In fact, the one thing better than that is the fact that you’re not the one swimming through that pile of cold, wet, biting snow. But then you know that it’s snow day, so probably everyone is indoors. Then that schadenfreude element sort of disappears. So yeah, all that is left, is plain joy that you don’t have school. Also, you and everyone else is not caught in what would be a tread of frightening exertion.
So I send my family a text with this image and text:
Chutti, in Hindi means Break or a Holiday from school. Now although I come from a place with zero snow, we still indulge in the universal celebration of getting that ‘one day off.’ So naturally, the first replies were concerned messages about some “Polar Vortex” attack (I still haven’t had the time to look that up). Then came the “Yay, catch up on that studying/study more/read about this thing or that.” While I did manage to do what I myself wanted, i found a couch in the lounge and decided to watch a movie. But, mistake you not! I was watching a movie for class. The Piano Teacher. I won’t be the spoiler so watch it yourself.
Anyhow. My first snow day went well. Initially, I thought it would be a storm of epic proportions. Turned out to just be an eventful snow fall. Still nothing as exciting as a free-day to do what you want. Everyone needs a day off. Sometimes.