3/22/2008

Snowstorm at Night

(Toledo, OH) An early spring snowstorm dumped about eight inches of snow in Northwest Ohio overnight, and areas of Southeast Michigan received over one foot of snow. I started shoveling last night, but the one-inch-per-hour rate made my efforts something of a waste of time.

I instead chose to spend a few minutes standing in the storm, listening to the deafening silence of a city at rest under the blanket of frozen precipitation.

I think these storms serve a useful purpose in bringing people closer together. After my minutes of chilly reverie, I went inside and played backgammon with my wife, an activity we might not have shared had the weather not caneceled other plans.

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