Now is the Winter of Our Non-Discontent

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Despite all kinds of reports, today’s snowstorm made me immensely happy. It took me double the amount of time to trudge into work, and at lunch I battled a furious western wind that made a point of hurtling sheets of snow crystals painfully into my eyes. I was ecstatic. Nothing stokes the spirit like the Montreal elements, I say.

On the way home, I passed many neighbours digging, shoveling and snow-blowing their way through the snow, remarkably all with gleaming smiles on their faces. The most heartening sight was a father taking a break from shoveling his sloping driveway to drag his gleeful toddler up in her toboggan as the older daughter squealingly sleighed her way down the hill. I paused and thought: despite global warming, it is still possible for today’s kids to encounter those ridiculous snowfalls of my childhood again. Thank goodness.

Better enjoy it while we can, we’ll all be complaining non-stop about the “frickin’ weather” come February.

2 Comments so far

  1. Sue Frause (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    Bonjour ~

    I stumbled across your blog while researching the snowy weather in Quebec.

    I thought you’d like to see that I included it in my travel blog (click on my name below for the link).

    I live north of Seattle on an island and after three days of snow/wind/rain it is now sunny and in the 50s.

    A strange start to it’s not even winter, indeed!

    Sue Frause


  2. Sue Frause (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    Bonjour ~

    I stumbled across your blog while researching the snowy weather in Quebec.

    I thought you’d like to see that I included it in my travel blog (click on my name below for the link).

    I live north of Seattle on an island and after three days of snow/wind/rain it is now sunny and in the 50s.

    A strange start to it’s not even winter, indeed!

    Sue Frause



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