Uh oh, life calling? The office/grind/job/suckfest spamming your life with calls and emails about when you’ll be showing up? Cursing mother nature for her malicious intent? Well, young one, calm yourself. In your spastic neuroses you’ve lost your appreciation for the simple joys. You see all that white powdery goodness out there? No, not the stuff next to the rolled up dollar bill, out the window. It’s snow, and go play in it, damn it.
Turn on the news and you’ll hear a lot about efforts to clean it, shovel it, destroy it. And for all the people who are stranded in airports, my heart goes out and I owe you a hot cocoa. But for everyone else today’s the day for you to throw on some nylon clothes and dive head first into your childhood. Sledding is just as fun as you remember, snowball fights even more so. In all the parks of New York you should be able to find some delightful embankment to lie in and wave your arms and legs. It’s the holidays, family has been stressing you out, your vacation is coming to an end, and life has been accumulating a steady amount of suck ever since it started. Give yourself a break and just love nature for a minute.