Just like googly eyes, snow makes everything better
By Paula O’Kray
The snowstorm hit Sunday night. I drove through the falling mix of sleet and snow to a local church to attend a Christmas concert with a dear friend I hadn’t seen in a while. The snow made it feel as though Christmas was closer than it is, and added to the ambiance of the evening. In other words, snow made the concert better.
After the concert, my friend and I went to have a meal together and chatted for several hours. Afterward I went home not exactly looking forward to shoveling the heavy, wet snow that had fallen. However, upon arriving home, I found that my neighbor had cleared the sidewalk for me. In fact, he’d done our whole side of the block. Snow makes neighborhoods better.
I shoveled out the driveway in spurts, taking breaks now and then because the snow was heavy. During one of those breaks, I noticed the dog looking at me oddly. She can never understand why I am doing anything at all around the yard, when we could be out walking. Her face says it all. I knelt down and proceeded to love her up a bit, which turned into play.
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