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How Snow Makes Montrealers Forget About All Their Problems... For A Minute

A distraction we all need when living in this city.

Like most (all?) people in Montreal, I woke up this morning, looked out my window, and saw one thing: lots and lots of snow.

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And, I don't know why, but I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful it was. Legit, it looks like we're living in a snow globe, or some kind of winter wonderland.

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This isn't the first snow of the year in Montreal - that happened in November - but it's every bit as magical, if not more.

Which I get is kind of a weird thing to say. Usually, I'm all like, "snow!? More like s'no, am I right?" but recently I've been really feeling how magical Montreal looks under that thick white blanket of snow.

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I'm not the only one who thinks this way, either.

Usually, pretty much everyone I know complains about the snow. But this year, everyone's said the same thing: it's made the city look incredibly beautiful. Like something out of a movie, almost.

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I couldn't quite put my finger on why this shift happened, but then I realized that Montreal's been going through some stuff lately.

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Other than the usual, "small" issues (construction), we've also added a less-than-festive "Charlie Brown" official Christmas tree to the mix, and a hilarious winter traffic pile-up... both of which have made their way around the globe.

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So we kind of needed a gorgeous winter snowstorm, I feel, to help us forget about everything, and to help remind us that Montreal is actually one seriously beautiful, awesome city.

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... At least for a little while.

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