The Sound of Snow Falling


Today had two Perfect Moments.

The first was the early morning snowfall. I was out of the house before the sun had cleared the horizon.  It was a short walk to my bus stop, but it was a quiet one.  No cars passed me and I felt no need to rush.  When I got to the stop, I caught sight of a fine curtain of snow that had been falling during my entire walk.

With no bus in sight, but expected soon, I had time to soak it all in. I was able to tune out the few cars that passed by and even the neon from the nearby gas station seemed less bright and intrusive.  I couldn’t hear the snow falling, but I felt like I could.  It was sort of like when rain is falling in a drizzle and though you can hear it, you feel like you can’t.

It was Perfect.

The second was that a co-worker brought me my favourite Japanese chocolates (filled with coffee nougat). They are truly delicious, but I was more appreciative of the fact that she took time out of her visit to Japan to buy them for me.  It might only have taken a little thought while in line at the convenience store, but when you’re on vacation that seems like quite a bit.

Now I only have to worry about not eating them too quickly.


On another note…….

my reader only shows two or three blogs at a time.  If more than that get published, I lose the opportunity to see yours.  So sorry, I am not neglecting you, I just don’t see that you’ve put up a new post unless I check the site every five minutes.  Hopefully, this situation will resolve itself soon.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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12 Responses to The Sound of Snow Falling

  1. Angela says:

    Aww I love the snowfall and how thoughtful of your co-worker! Enjoy your chocolates!

  2. Quinn says:

    I haven’t tried those chocolates but one day I hope to! They sound delicious! I love a gentle snowfall, it seems so slow the world down for a while. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Heide says:

    I loved your description of the snow falling, Anthony — I can picture that moment *exactly.* However, I can’t even begin to imagine how delicious those chocolates must be. Good luck making them last! 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      I was hoping to eat two a day…but I ate three the first day.
      Today, earlier on, when they weren’t anywhere near me, I pledged to only eat one a day from now on.
      I’ve eaten two so far.

  4. beckysopenbook says:

    There is something magical about a soft snow fall. It brightens the world around us, highlighting intricacies that usually go unnoticed – the staccato of a sidewalk, the outline of a leaf, the expanse of a roof. Glad you were able to capture this Perfect Moment 🙂

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