The snow crunches underfoot, studded tires rumble over ice, and the air seems to hold its breath, muffled by the snow and the dark.
Even tea pots whistle more often (in my home at least).
Winter is here. Arrived suddenly, frost on the cars, the windows, the road.
Arrived with its own melody in tow.
Am I happy? When I’m sipping hot tea and looking at the falling snow, yes. When I’m walking outside all bundled up and enjoying the crisp winter air, yes.
But when the car slides over a patch of ice? Not so much.
It’s then I remember the winter melody isn’t all sweet notes, there are some dour ones, too. Bitter cold, black ice, gloomy moods. Sometimes I can’t even get out of my parking lot! It’s an adventure for sure.
The good times always outweigh the bad, though, the upswings conquer the down. And sometimes the air even sparkles!
So be happy with this icy winter melody of ours, I know I will be…for the most part anyway.