Thank you for the lovely holiday season. I especially enjoyed the quiet snow falling on Thanksgiving. It made the whole day soft and left the world crystal bright and sparkling. I love it when you do that. The ice storm last week, however, was a bit much. Yeah it was pretty but some of the tree limbs snapped off. You might wanna go a little lighter on the hard freeze next time. But, dear friend, I have to admit: I love you.
I love your cold winds. They make my cheeks rosy when I am out for a walk. I love your piles of snow they make the world quiet and clean white. And I get some exercise when I go out to shovel. I love your ice crystals they make the trees sparkle on crisp sunny days. And they put delicate patterns on my window panes. I love your freezing temperatures I get to wear all my warm woolies. And I want to knit more and sit fireside in the evenings. I love the quiet days you provide so I will slow down and stay toasty inside.
I know there are many who hate you. They moan about your length. You do seem to go on and on some years. I suspect you are just jealous of Summer and all the great press she enjoys. You even get overexcited and snow in several states at a time. Seriously you should think twice before dumping so much love in one place. It does not help your image. But I understand you are not being difficult on purpose. Your purpose is to give the world a break, let it hibernate, rejuvenate, and get ready for Spring. I know you feel left out. Everyone wants to get through with you so fast. But I love you. I am glad you are here and you make me smile.
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