The cold dreary days of winter can be downright depressing for many. In literature, winter usually symbolizes death and is often equated with anger, discontent, or hatred. The hermit or recluse rules the season. These literary symbols typically suggest something negative, but there is plenty of beauty in the brisk weather, the barren landscapes, and snowy hills. While some people dread the arrival of winter, it’s easy to love and appreciate the season as well.
It is a time of stillness, contemplation, and introversion. Activity gives way to a dormant life and silence dominates. Snowflakes fall and there are days when the whole world seems to pause, inviting us to quiet the mind.
“Advice is like snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” – Anonymous
“The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and the hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.” – Enya
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can when they stick together.” – Vista M. Kelly
“Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux
“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tom Allen
“I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.” – Taylor Swift
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake