We here in Okie-homa are smack in the middle of a big 'ol snowstorm. The weather people in town are all breathing a sigh of relief that the snow is coming down in large quantities, on top of a half-inch of ice...BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN SCREAMING IT AT US FOR SEVEN DAYS!
After it had been coming down for a while I finally slid open the patio door. The boys were upstairs so all was quiet. Have you ever heard snow fall? It hits the surface with little crystal-ly sounds...really softly. If it wasn't 25 degrees I'd have stood there a good long time, just listening.
Then I hear a rumble from above and it's Mickey bounding down the stairs ready to "touch the snow!!!!!" As if he's never seen it before, out the front door he heads.
And suddenly snow is the coolest, rockinest thing on Earth.
And I couldn't hear anything soft at all, unless you count "...woooowwww!!!"