On a whim…

Life without whimsy is not much of a life at all; without it, a walk in the dark is no laughing matter.

I Like Winter

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98303148_74d6e11455_mWhat’s not to like?

It is dark, cold, slippery. My fingers crack, the heating bill hurts, and my body itches from super dry air. But I like winter?

I like this proof that nature does not fully bend to my will. I like the ubiquitous blanket of snow. I love frost heaves in the yard. I am excited by the sight of cardinals flirting with the feeder against a tapestry of frosted evergreen boughs. It thrills me to hear folks on the distant end of the phone moan as I say, “I haven’t seen the lawn since November” and the date is Valentine’s Day.

I like the possibility that I will go back to the yard in my snow shoes one more time. I fantasize that this may be the year I finally build an igloo. I cherish the hope that before this winter is over my best buddy (the six year old) and I will build a radically large snow man.

Ok, I don’t like winter, I love it.

Written by David Wilkerson

14 February 2008 at 8:29 am

Posted in Who knows?

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  1. so you made winter sound “almost” enjoyable….almost.


    20 February 2008 at 8:58 am

  2. I like winter too, can’t snowboard without snow!


    28 February 2008 at 8:32 pm

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