Whatever Happened To The Wonder of Snow?

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When I was growing up, snow was always a wondrous proposition.

It instantly summoned thoughts of sledding, making snowmen and snow angels, throwing snowballs, and romping around a Curries & Ives-like wintry landscape of white powder that was way less toxic than coke.

We actually used to look forward to snowstorms!

But nowadays, the mention of snow sends people into a panic not seen since War of the Worlds.

People start hoarding food, flashlights, and thermal underwear, and prepare to lock themselves indoors until the streets are dryer than an old prostitute's hooch.

The playground of my youth has become an apocalyptic minefield of terror for boomers, who view snow as a crystallized acid rain pouring destruction onto their comfort level.

It's The Night of the Living Dead crossed with a Roland Emmerich disaster film.

Yes, I know some storms are worse than others, and there were actual casualties from this one, which is tragic.

I know there were warnings to stay indoors except in case of an emergency.

I know death be not proud.

But can't we find a middle ground between self-protection and wonder?

I rode my bike all through it, for chrissake.

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8 comments
candy
candy

I remember the panic of snow since the blizzard of 96

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

The news channels whip people into a frenzy, so I stay away from that. However, snow is fun for children and people who don't have to shovel it. My worry on Saturday was what if someone on my street had a heart attack from shoveling because we didn't get plowed until Sunday and there was 2 feet of snow.

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

Ok...now I'm going to show my age...like I haven't already.  This is analogous to the "it rained all day today" baths thing...the bars would be "empty" but the baths?   Raging....everybody "knew".

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

I totally agree!  It tests a gay girls mettle but...those who ventured out and "eventually" made it to the bars were totally rewarded...everyone is looking for a bed-warmer and the bullshit cruising is cut to a minimum.  It's "snow secret" you will get the otherwise unattainable "surprise!" hottie.

fraryl
fraryl

Ah, the stillness of a snowy night. I choose wonder, Don't panic, it melts.

blissbaby
blissbaby

Ever since I saw the movie of Love Story, I don't make sow angels anymore.

bethesda
bethesda

Good for you! I agree, let's throw snowballs again.

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

Plus the trek home makes even the C-listers hotter....that's the fore-foreplay!  [nahh, you ain't ditching 'em either...you've got to make the trek back otherwise]

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