God I Loved Snow

Robert Maier
4 min readAug 29, 2021

Many winters’ days, I woke up at first light, to the odd squeal of a car tire spinning on ice. Wheeee, wheeeee… then look out my bedroom window, to confirm, and see an alien landscape of snow-topped bushes. None of the usual commuters, or anything moving, just the weeee, weeee in the distance. The road was useless, buried under a blanket of white.

Yet joy leapt into my heart… no school, snow day for sure! Screw the assignments that I didn’t do last night. It was a pardon. It would be a day of fun and adventure. And boundless riches.

Robert Maier

Robert Maier is an educator, author and filmmaker. He has made documentaries from Honolulu to Kabul, throughout Europe, and 49 of the 50 US states.