As I was making coffee, with a large window right next to me, I started noticing white flakes falling. I figured it was sleet and went on my way. Shortly thereafter, the office went into an uproar as it was now apparent that it was not sleet I had seen, but rather snow. I was shocked, the kind of shock that will last me a lifetime. I recovered and joined the others in the windows to marvel at this miracle. The thing is Johannesburg is not meant to have snow and for many like me, this was a first.
All my life I had imagined I would have to one day travel to the US just so that I can experience a white Christmas as in the movies, and ofcourse, snow itself. Little did I know that one day, I too would be privy to this experience. In that instant I walked out of the office, freezing, time stood still. Excitement took over me and I joined in the euphoria that was going around.
Snow is a rare find in Gauteng and has been experienced in May 1956, August 1962, June 1964, September 1981 and June 27, 2007. As expected, Gautengers all around were to be seen outside taking photo's and posting them all over social networks. Snow-fights sprang all over the golf course and buildings emptied out. It was beautiful to say the least, and I am so happy to have experienced this first hand. Now I can also walk around saying I know what snow feels like, and it feels magical.
images by me and JN
magically in snow, signing out...