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A Storybook, Covered in Snow

I woke up this morning to a world blanketed in snow — 30 inches of it.

The silence is incredible, and has a strange way of muting me and my entire day. I made it out and took some shots with a crummy point and shoot. Downtown Annapolis looks even more charming than usual, a forgotten era, a old England on the east coast. Like a storybook, covered in snow.

As I was stumbling across my front yard, snow up to my knees, shovel-carrying men offering a clean walkway, I realized that, for all my mixed feelings about this town, I will miss it when I leave this summer. I always do. And it is always the seasons at their highest peaks that capture a place and what I will miss about it — the cicadas vibrating on a sweltering day, autumn collapsing and covering the streets, the near silence of placing my foot in two and a half feet of untouched snow.

Front of apartment

Church Circle at dusk

Yes, those are cars

This lovely Laura Marling song won’t stop playing in the background of my mind.


About Simone Gorrindo

Simone Gorrindo is a freelance journalist, poet, and travel writer who can't stay put.


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