Even being in New England, it’s not that common for snow to arrive with such shocking force. In 2011, we got snow aplenty, but over a two month long period. Friday night was absolutely insane. I have not ever seen that much snow come down in one go in ever.
Emily and I went out into the storm at one point and walked down the street. There was no-one around. No cars. No sounds. Just snow and wind. It was almost alien in the isolation. It’s the quiet, the muffling, stifling quiet you find only in a snow storm. Some people lost power in the middle of it, cut off even more from everyone. No news, no internet, no connection; split apart and alone.
There’s something disquieting about storms, sometimes, especially if your brain works like mine does. It’s the idea of being confronted with a force of nature that will alter the landscape in a way that is supremely inconvenient for us. The storm is just passing through, but we’ll feel the effects for the next week or so.
Here and gone and then back again in a year.