Saturday, February 23, 2008

That's It!

Dear Winter,

This letter is difficult for me to write. We've always enjoyed a rather rocky relationship, what with my dislike of being cold and all that. However, the stark beauty of the grays and bare tree branches helped me overlook the fact that I was freezing. And then when you unleashed the snow, I was truly in love with you all over again. The pristine white, the muffled sounds...I'd stand for hours and drink it all in. The ice storms that made each surface look like it was encrusted with diamonds...a truly stunning work of art.

But this year, dearest Winter, you have sorely disappointed me. Oh sure, we've had a few days of very cold weather, but I don't count daytime highs in the 40s as "winter weather." And the snow this year? Where's the snow? You've teased and taunted, snowing just enough to make me want more, and then we have temperatures in the 50s or 60s. And this last storm that you threatened us with? That was the best you could do? The barest dusting of snow, followed by a wee bit of ice? Surely you can do better than that!

I've hoped, wished, cajoled, wore my snowflake earrings, all to encourage you. This is hard to say, but if you aren't going hold up your end of the relationship, I want you to pack up your bags and leave. Right now. I'm done with your capriciousness. Let Spring come, with its warmth and soft breezes. Spring will do a better job in this relationship than you.

And Winter? Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

All the best,


Sheepish Annie said...

The snow is here. In fact, five more inches that I believe belong to you are here as of this morning. Please come get it. I am tired of it. It is getting in my way and causing no end of parking difficulties. Clearly, this snow was addressed incorrectly. It should have gone to you. Bad Post Office!!!!!

I want spring, too...

Lazuli said...

That's funny, I was thinking the same thing this morning as I went outside and felt the soft breezes. That I haven't gotten enough winter to suit me, but really, spring would be all right now, too.

Mia said...

You forgot to mention the days when it has been in the 60s as well. Winter has been extremely disappointing this year. Maybe the hot air from DC has to leave for an extended winter break in order for us to get some real winter weather. Yesterday's storm was so pathetic it isn't even funny.

PurlingPirate said...

You said it sister!!! It's suppose to be in the 80s here tomorrow and then in the 50s on Tuesday. This is winter???

Donna Lee said...

Totally agree with you. My feeling is, if it's not going to snow, it might as well be spring. I say bring on the sun and the warm temps! And by the way, monkey socks fit just fine over high insteps. I have very high insteps and have trouble with some shoes but my monkeys fit great. I just used needles one size up.