Snow: Love it or hate it?It’s that time of year again, when it’s going to snow soon. In the middle of November it could very well start snowing tomorrow, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? That all depends on your perspective.
By: Marissa Opp, The Farmington Independent
It’s that time of year again, when it’s going to snow soon. In the middle of November it could very well start snowing tomorrow, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? That all depends on your perspective.
If you’re like me, and hate the cold, then you probably don’t like the snow very much. Snow means cold, and cold is just … gross! The benefits of the snow for people who don’t like cold are few, but they do exist. For example, when it’s cold outside, it is the perfect weather to cuddle up with a movie and hot chocolate and be perfectly cozy inside; add in some friends and you could easily be in heaven. A very warm heaven.
If you dislike snow, though, there are a lot more disadvantages than advantages. For example, walking outside and having to be all bundled up, not to mention not being able to move your arms more than a few inches in any direction, is not exactly ideal. Drivers without a space in the garage also probably feel a little resentment when the first snow comes; that means they have to get out the annoying ice scraper and every morning scrape that ice away. Finally, having all the ice caked on the ground makes it dangerous to walk faster than a grandma-pace. That isn’t good for the majority of the world who are kind of klutzy.
If you’re a winter kind of person, then the snow brings a smile to your face. Winter sports are a big hit with teenagers, and they can be really fun. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and sledding are all activities you can only do during the winter months, so people have to take advantage of them. Buck Hill and Welch Village are good examples of that. Another activity that snow brings is seeing little kids playing in the snow until the dark hours of the night. I live by a big group of little kids, and every year they make a fort in the snow hill in the middle of our cul-de-sac. I don’t remember being that creative when I was their age, but I sure wish I was.
Whether or not you personally like the snow, I’m sure we can all agree on at least one thing: the snow is sometimes a nice change in scenery. After months of the summer heat and the fall breeze, sometimes you’re just ready for the snow, no matter your opinion on it. It always seems like when it’s hot, we want cold, but when it’s cold, we want hot; we just can never be happy except for the first few weeks of the new season.
When we talk about snow, something different pops into everyone’s mind; some images are good, some are bad. But no matter our opinion on it, the snow will come and we will have to deal with it for three long, cold months.
Marissa Opp is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.