One Last Gasp


On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as I would become by the end of the day, I just didn’t have it in me to lie to her.

“There’s going to be at least one more day of snow”, I asserted confidently. When she developed a deep frown, I relented and explained that it would happen, but probably only last for one day.

So, last night, after watching a little late night television, I peeked outside before going to bed. The result is the picture you see above.  I suppose that I should feel vindicated in my assertions.  That would certainly make it Today’s Perfect Moment.  It was beautiful.

However, that is kind of bittersweet. I like snow, and it is awfully pretty.  However, after the incredible weather we had on Friday, I secretly wished I could have gotten out on my bicycle.  I had even gotten my gear together and started stretching.  I want to get in a few solo rides before I join the club.  Remember, one of my goals this year is to be a consistent B rider, rather than a lonely C. (There are fewer riders in this group and as painful as it is, I need some better pace setting.)


When I woke up this morning, I was greeted by a winter wonderland in my backyard. It was definitely pretty, but it wasn’t something I could go out and ride in.  I suppose, if I had a fat bike…….

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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2 Responses to One Last Gasp

  1. Heide says:

    Nothing quite like declaring that winter is over to bring on some more snow, is there? 🙂 Sure looks beautiful, though.

  2. Pingback: When the Bus Door Opens to Random | Today's Perfect Moment

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