I’m going to breathe into the ice, the bitter cold that freezes the scarf to my lip, chopping ice, shoveling, black slush, cleaning 10 inches of snow off the car and losing gloves, like socks, the world over.
What I’m not going to do is forget to update the car emergency kit, find the ice scraper and buy tons of window washer fluid.
Winter walks with Jake, twice a day. Taking the time to stand really still, yes, it’s cold, listen, breathe in the cold air and snap off a few “freezing more than time moments.” Winter can be mean, quiet and bitterly breathtaking all at the same time. Feeling pretty good about the changing the way I look at winter. It’s beginning to make me appreciate the nature of it… even if I’m freezing my ass off. Look up.
This mind melt wouldn’t be complete without my favorite winter quotes that may further convince you of the beauty of winter.
The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches. ~e.e. cummings
There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~Ruth Stout
Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own. – John Wanamaker