This morning I woke with a start and sat bolt upright in bed. Something was different.
I peeked through my blinds and sure enough: someone had spilled sugar all over the rooftops, the sidewalks, and even in the trees!
Then I went outside, and I realized it was not sugar, but snow! Indeed, I tasted it to be sure. My first snow ever. All those old Christmas songs and stories and wishes for whiteness? I understand it now!