"A 'snow day'...is a day in which school classes are canceled or delayed due to snow, heavy ice, or low temperatures." -Wikipedia
The call came at 5:45 a.m.: because of an overnight snowfall and the possibility of icy roads and power outages, school has been canceled today. Snow Day!
What is it about these unplanned but highly anticipated holidays that causes such joy? There is a delicious sense of freedom, endless possibilities, time enough to complete all sorts of tasks...or not.
If nothing is "accomplished" but refreshing the spirit, isn't that a fine and rare thing, complete in and of itself?
“I love snow, and all the forms
Of the radiant frost…” -Percy Bysshe Shelley
At least, on Snow Days I do.
You can see my Snow Day flickr set here