For the first time since my freshman year of college, I witnessed snow fall on the grounds of the University of Alabama. So what is the big deal? Snow is nothing more than frozen water that gets your feet wet and allows your body to freeze. Yet, at the same time, snow is a big deal. You can feel it in the atmosphere. Students from all across campus spent the day together throwing snowballs and making snowmen on the quad. From football players to foreign exchange students, the student body at the University of Alabama became one. To me, that alone is magical.
However, today there were a small group of people who did not believe. For today's blog, we'll refer to them as non-believers. These non-believers only saw the negative side of the winter wonderland. They saw a white wasteland. Non-believers kept saying that "This is not snow" "Snow just gets your feet wet" "Why are these kids getting excited about some white flakes?"
I understand that the snow that fell upon Tuscaloosa is not what many consider to be a substantial amount of snowfall. But that is relevant to the speaker. Yes, to me, this was a little snow; however, there are people who have never seen snow in their lives! I have a resident who is from Chile, and he was so excited that it was snowing. You can see the magic in his eyes. It is the same kind of magic that exists when my baby brother played in the snow today in Huntsville. You can just look into his tiny eyes and see the happiness growing inside. Snow is magical.
If you are one of those non-believers, please do not ruin it for us, the believers. This little bit of snow has made the days of many people. It has made my day because I was able to spend it with my girlfriend and the countless of university students that believed. I saw the excitement and the happiness in so many people. Snow caused all of this.
That is magical. You just have to believe.
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