February 13 Day 342: Saturday Snow

It’s Tacoma’s first measurable snowfall all winter. Seven and a half inches and it’s still snowing. Mark and I took a walk this morning in the eerie silence. It was beautiful with the crunching sound beneath our feet and the jangling of chains on the wheels of a passing bus.

Snow days give us permission to stay in, relax, drink hot chocolate, and watch silly movies. But during COVID, we went outside when we didn’t have to. We connected with neighbors we haven’t seen in months, chatting from a distance as pathways are shoveled.

This was just what I needed.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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