I was just catching up with everyone’s postings when the shortest of scribings by Len at 'the stream of time' got me to musing a little, his post was simply “I Am So Sick Of Winter”, and it got me to thinking whether or not I like this season.
Without Winter the other seasons would just seem as nothing really special, I mean to say, which other season can stop us in our tracks and make us take the time to do something other than ‘be out there’? This season sometimes just is great for nothing more than sitting by the fire, a dram in hand, watching the flames dance their magic dances whilst warming my chilled body through, after too long in that infernal, unheated garage, dreaming of the heady days of summer to come.
Winter? I love it for what it isn’t, it isn’t hours of daylight that if I don’t make the most of every moment doing whatever outside then the frustrated feeling of not achieving enough hangs my head, it isn’t 12 hours in that sweat shop where I earn a crust glowering through far to small windows at the world outside baking on a warm Summers’ day, thinking ‘why aren’t I ‘out there’, life doesn’t seem as fair then. It isn’t as fast paced nor as hectic as the other season, it is the time to slow down a tad and recharge yourself. Without it there’d be no balance, no enjoyment of the other seasons for what they are, because without the dark, short cold days of winter how would you know that the days of summer are long, light and warm?
Hopefully from my blog you know that I try and fill all the daylight hours that I can (and plenty of the night ones as well!) with as much outdoor stuff that I can, like fishing, walking, rabbiting etc. as well as the ever increasing project list that I burden myself with. But when, like now, the weather is just to damn cold to be ‘out there’ other than out of necessity, this season is a wonderful time to look back on the former year’s highs (and lows) but also a time to plan and prepare for the forthcoming year to ensure that it’s another fulfilled time. Yep I do love the winter for it tells me spring is on her way.
All the best,