the winter storm

It kept preschools closed for nearly two weeks and reminded me of just how lovely it is to be within walking distance of a grocery store. The storm certainly seemed to wake people up to some of the biggest social justice issues in our city, from winter rescue teams for the homeless to newspaper articles about long-standing special education busing issues that were exacerbated by the storm. Now that the sidewalks are filled with sheets of ice instead of snow, it’s nice to look back and remember that it was beautiful as well as destructive.