Every year snow brings the gift of silence. Lord knows how much we all can use silence in our lives. It's a peace and a calm - it's a pause. It makes you breathe deeply, and walk slowly and love gently. It takes the rush out of life, the traffic slows the down, people talk less, the music stops and we all look in one direction - out of our windows at the falling snow - wondering how it can fall so silently yet accumulate so quickly.
I think if it weren't for snowfall pausing our lives every year we would all go insane.