What do you think of winter? Do you relish the cold? Are you the first one out the door to catch snowflakes on your tongue? Are you a skier?
Or do you hate the chilly weather? Do you flee from frosty air and console yourself with hot chocolate by the fire?
It’s December and I’ve already had to shovel the driveway three times. In celebration or to psych ourselves up for winter’s arrival, I’d like to share some seasonal quotes.
1. In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne'er remember Apollo's summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time. John Keats
2. In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow. Alexander Pope
3. Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
4. December fog – among the yellow leaves a dead frog.
Michael P. Garofalo
5. Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn.
6. Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together.
Verna M. Kelly
7. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
8. In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
9. You can’t get too much winter in the winter.
10. Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.
11. God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James Matthew Barrie
12. In the depth of winter I finally learned that there within me lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
13. Before the end of December, generally, they experience their first thawing. Those which a month ago were sour, crabbed, and quite unpalatable to the civilized taste, such at least as were frozen while sound, let a warmer sun come to thaw them, for they are extremely sensitive to its rays, are found to be filled with a rich, sweet cider, better than any bottled cider that I know of, and with which I am better acquainted than with wine. All apples are good in this state, and your jaws are the cider-press.
Henry David Thoreau
What do you think of winter? Perhaps you share one of these famous individuals’ opinions. Or maybe you have another insight. Please share.
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