In my third year of college, I was the victim of a hate crime at UVA. It was a traumatic experience for me that really colored my view of my time at the University. Despite realizing how upsetting this incident was for me though, I spent months ignoring what happened to me and avoiding my own emotions. “Meditation on a Snow Day” is a fictional account of what finally reckoning with a traumatic event of the past can look like.