posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM
Many people despise winter. They grumble and complain about all of its nuisances. I, personally, like my dad's view of all the ups and downs of every season: "It's better than no weather at all." Even in the bone chilling, snow covered days of winter we can find something for which to be grateful. I am reminded of an event in Thornton Wilder's play Our Town when the heroine is granted one more precious day on earth. Eventually, she can bear her visit no more because she took soooooo much for granted. She laments, ". . . . all that was going on and we never noticed. . . Mama and Papa . . .clocks ticking. . . food and coffee . . . hot baths . . . Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you."
Let's begin tonight to search for the beauty of the winter.