A Little Distraction


While it is hard to find Perfect Moments amid all the doom and gloom, sometimes Mother Nature steps in and shows me the way.

I woke this morning to snow gently falling in my neighbourhood.  As we are in spring, I know it will not last.  However, a little white coating on everything makes it seem somewhat calmer and quieter.  Maybe it is a nod to Christmas, or maybe just a change of scenery.  Let’s call it a little distraction.

Now at least my students will have something to talk about that isn’t related to Covid 19 or what they weren’t able to do on the weekend, and what social distancing means to people who’ve come from a foreign country to mingle and speak with native English speakers.

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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4 Responses to A Little Distraction

  1. It’s a little wetter down by we are, on the shores of Lake Ontario. So more mud and ice than fluffy white snow.

    I was looking forward to starting gardening season soon.

    • Anthony says:

      You’ll get your chance soon enough. I had to rake up all the leaves that I didn’t get to before the snow covered them up….and then my elderly neighbours asked me to rake up the leaves (pods actually) that came off my tree.

  2. retrodee says:

    That’s beautiful, Anthony, like a Christmas card. I like how the red truck is peeping out, showing a pop of color… Here it’s been raining. Yesterday we had thunderstorms which we don’t get often, but I like the rain. It makes it cozy and we need extra rain in California to help with the horrible dry grass season coming up which is the cause of many wildfires.

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