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Berit Ramstad Skoyles: After a year away, columnist wants snow to fall

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I want snow. The few times where the flakes have fallen from the sky have not been enough. As soon as the flakes hit the ground they melted.

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I know that snow drifts in October are not all that common, but that’s what I want. I want six feet deep snow drifts that I can get lost in.

Being without snow for such a long time has made me want it even more. The only time that I saw snow during my year abroad in Chile was the one day that I went skiing. One day out of 365.

Chillan is in central Chile, a place where they never actually had any snowfall in the city. Most of my friends had never even seen falling snow.

Now, I know that most of you aren’t looking forward to the snowy season as much as I am. I understand that the cold, dark wetness of winter may not be appealing to most, but to me, cold, dark and wet is the best weather that there is.

When it’s so cold out that even walking across the street takes your breath away. When you can’t inhale the cold air because it hurts. That’s what I like.

With the cold weather comes the beginning of ski season. As we all know, I absolutely love skiing more than anything. I have never been more excited for the ski season to start.

All I can think about is gliding down the beautiful trails at Maplelag and waxing my skis. I’ve never really enjoyed waxing my skis, but I am looking forward to it this year.

It’s strange how being away from something so long can make you miss it so much.

Of course, snow drifts and skiing aren’t the only reasons I’m looking forward to winter. Although they are the most appealing aspects of the season, eggnog, Christmas cookies and Christmas in general are also some of my favorite things about winter. I mean, who doesn’t love Christmas?

Many people start to be annoyed by Christmas music soon after it begins to play on the radio — my brother included. As soon as the first “Jingle Bells” sounds on the radio, he turns the station as fast as he can. He’ll avoid it like the plague until I force him to listen to it.

While the season for listening to such music hasn’t even begun yet, I have been ahead of the game and have been listening to it year-round. Listening to Christmas music year-round allows me to feel like it’s Christmas when it’s actually not.

I love everything about Christmas music. It just fills my heart with joy!

As much as I love fall, I am overjoyed to see the leaves fall off their perches high in the trees. Soon the ground will be covered in white and I will be the happiest girl alive. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Berit Ramstad Skoyles is a junior at DLHS.

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