Congratulations, you just stepped out of Halloween in one piece but don’t get overconfident. All there is to see in the horizon for the next two months are crazed expenses starting from this lovely day when honest workers get stampeded to death for a 50% off sales (I mean Black Friday) and continuing in its whirl of advertisements and false capitalism values to its zenith… You know it, you love it! BOXING DAY!
But, please, take your thoughts out of your wallet for a minute and think about what you loved the most of this enchanting season while you were still an innocent kid. Personally, Christmas would not be the same if it wasn’t from snow. From making a snowman to riding a few hours to reach your favorite skiing resort, winter may be cold, but at least it makes me stop thinking about all the problems there is in the world. It is only during this time of the year that I can stop and just look at all those icy, unique diamond-shaped flakes falling without stopping my mind on anything else.
It must have been 10 years since the last time we had a snowfall before Halloween in Montreal, but it was really relevant since my igloo was starting to melt slowly.
Last Saturday, I was heading out to a friend’s house to party for Halloween but all my enthusiasm changed when I stepped outside around 9pm only to see my street covered by this wet white paste. In my mind, hundreds of childhood (and even much more recent) memories came back to surface from the first time my nose bleed from an icy snowball to that time I succeed at landing a 720 mute on that big air in Avila’s snow park.
Really, winter is at our doors and you are better wearing boots because it looks like a strong and cold one. If you are not living in Canada, you must come for a week to let lose all this unnecessary stress and play in the snow, plain and simple. Be it a hockey game on an outside skating rink, some skiing/snowboarding in friendly resorts or cross-country skiing one of the many tracks available freely all around the country, you won’t be disappointed to break your routine and play outside.