EDITED BY SOPHIE BUCK, BLUEPRINT ARTS EDITOR
From tranquility to disrupted plans, and making figures in the snow to experiencing these second-hand, here’s a selection of some of your snowy experiences.
Jun Pang – Cambridge, UK
I grew up reading about snow in English books – for the longest time, I thought it was something people made up. As my friends and I walked around Cambridge today, among the frosted turrets and trees, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by how beautiful the world can be. (Also, it was fun making the most wholesome snowman in the world!)
Charlie Zou – Cambridge, UK
Snow Swans (college proposal)
Cristina Orlando –Sighișoara, Romania
‘why do you get so excited, it’s just frozen raindrops!’
how can they know
I’m now many years back
the white pureness
within as outside
not a care in the world
just awe my soul
as light as a flake
the gentle touch
a pleasant shiver
I put a hand out –
Waithera Sebatindira – Cambridge, UK
I’m not a fan of snow when I have to shovel it, but when it’s sitting out-of-reach on top of King’s College Chapel, it’s absolutely perfect.
Arianna Rabin – Cambridge, UK
Snow is the most beautiful weather: anything it touches turns magical.
Jenny Irving – London, UK
My friend put this photo up on a group chat I’m in. I haven’t been outside today, and haven’t achieved anything. Its odd for me, and I can’t tell if the snow is bringing up a rebellious nostalgia or an apathetic depression. It just doesn’t seem to matter on snow days.
Fergus Egan – Hampsted Heath, London, UK
On snow days the world just stops in the best way.
Lucy Allen – Birmingham, UK
My experience of the snow today: It ruined my plans for the day – I was going to head to Cambridge for a carol service, but instead of driving anywhere I am watching a Christmas film with my dog and a blanket. I’m not too disappointed!
Dhruti Modha – London, UK
space to breathe, feel cold, under the blanket-quiet.
Header image: Jun Pang