Making it Through the Winter Months

As we leave 2015 behind and enter January 2016, many people feel a sense a dread towards the winter months looming ahead once the holidays are past. Do you love winter or loathe it?

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” – Anne Bradstreet

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis

“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

“Winter is the time for comfort – it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape –the loneliness of it—the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it—the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth

“Nothing burns like the cold.” – George R. R. Martin

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” – Carl Reiner

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” – Ben Aaronovitch

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and the fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt, and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’ ” – Lewis Carroll

“As I write, snow is falling outside my Maine window, and indoors all around me half a hundred garden catalogues are in bloom.” – Katharine S. White

“Winter is nature’s way of saying ‘Up yours.’ “– Robert Bryne

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