First Snow

by johannespunkt

Yesterday was the first snow of this winter. Like most firsts, it came on far too strong, and then backed off half-heartedly before turning into a sloppy, wet mess that no-one wants around. Yes, it is always sad to see the first snow disappear like this, because I remember when I was a beginner, too. We all make mistakes starting out, and in retrospect they are really stupid, but with enough retrospect, we come full circle and realize that those mistakes were also stupidly easy to make, and perhaps the time spent regretting them could be better spent amending them.