There's something special about shoveling snow.
By now, you've probably had your fill of "special shoveling" for this season. But I find this winter chore peaceful and perhaps even theraputic.
Maybe it's the fact that the effort brings immediate results. Unlike many tasks, you can see where you've been and what you've accomplished as tossing aside each load reveals a bit more pavement.
Outside in the still chill surrounded by a sea of white, the physical task of moving the latest pile of precipitation from the drive connects me to the past.