A Snow Day Well Spent
This week, a winter snowstorm blew in, and I ended up having my first snow day since I was in middle school! Despite the frigid temperature and the unpleasantness of snowflakes-smacking-into-your-face syndrome, New York’s transformation was stunning. It was a much-needed day off full of catching up on sleep, homework, and winter fun.
My friends and I decided to take advantage of the emptiness of Lincoln Center by taking photos before the snow plows came through. It’s amazing how somewhere so familiar can look so different with a dusting of snow!
The excitement among the Juilliard students was almost tangible; everyone I passed was bundled up and preparing to go outside (someone had even organized a Facebook event for a snowball fight in Central Park).
I spent a lot of the rest of the day sadly doing homework, but later we decided to have a mini-party making onigiri, or Japanese rice balls. Sitting on a dorm room floor isn’t exactly the same as making food in a fancy kitchen, but it doesn’t get much better than making food with friends while listening to Ella Fitzgerald in the warmth while the snow falls outside.