As I sit here watching the snow fall again in Connecticut, I am bracing myself for what is apparently going to be long, long winter. New terms like “polar vortex” and “arctic front” are blanketing the headlines and The Weather Chanel is now christening winter storms with names like “Hercules” and “Janus”.
As a Southern girl who didn’t see much snow growing up, I’m usually giddy when the first powdery flakes of the season start to fall. It’s breathtaking. Especially during the holidays. Who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas?
But the decorations are put away and the joy of snow days is wearing thin. Theses short, dreary days are leaving everyone with a case of the cold weather blues. The one saving grace is Shelley’s promise– if winter comes, can spring be far behind? Remembering that promise and living in the moment, I can find the beauty and serenity that comes with the quiet, gray days of winter.
So I’m going to light a fire, snuggle with my kids and share some moments of winter showing off in New England.