as expected, there's no way i'll be able to drive to the hospital safely, without spinning out or getting stuck in a 5 foot high snow bank. therefore, i have a snow day! i was sure when i was done with classes at marquette, i was also done with snow days. not so! everywhere on the news they're advising people to stay inside and not drive. don't have to ask me twice! so instead of working today, i'll be watching episodes of house and re-reading The Shack.
"There is something joyful about storms that interrupt routine. Snow or freezing rain suddenly releases you from expectations, performance demands, and the tyranny of appointments and schedules. And unlike illness, it is largely a corporate rather than an individual experience. One can almost hear a unified sigh rise from the nearby city and surrounding countryside where Nature has intervened to give respite to the weary humans slogging it out within her purview. All those affected this way are united by a mutual excuse, and the heart is suddenly and unexpectedly a little giddy. There will be no apologies needed for not showing up to some commitment or other. Everyone understands and shares in the singular justification, and the sudden alleviation of the pressure to produce makes the heart merry."
- The Shack, by William P. Young
happy snow day!