It Snowed

It Snowed

Too Much Snow

by Louis Jenkins

Unlike the Eskimos we only have one word for snow but we have a

lot of

modifiers for that word. There is too much snow, which, unlike rain,

does not

immediately run off. It falls and stays for months. Someone wished for


snow. Someone got a deal, five cents on the dollar, and spent the

entire family

fortune. It’s the simple solution, it covers everything. We are never


with the arrangement of the snow so we spend hours moving the snow from


place to another. Too much snow. I box it up and send it to family and


I send a big box to my cousin in California. I send a small box to my


She writes “Don’t send so much. I’m all alone now. I’ll never be able

to use so

much.” To you I send a single snowflake, beautiful, complex and


different from all the others.

P.S. When I drove Noel to work this morning I was looking at the snow on all the trees and said, “This is kind of nice.” Noel felt my forehead to see if I was feeling okay. We’ll see how long it lasts 🙂

One thought on “It Snowed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *