In the Disney’s animated musical, Frozen, Elsa happily sings the lyrics of the popular song Let It Go – the cold never bother me anyway! Such a cheery tune that uplifts and warms any souls, young and old.
Unfortunately, it is a different story in reality. The wind does howl outside (with a gust of 35 miles per hour). Garbage cans tumble like the bowling pins, and trashes scatter and then get swept away by the wind. Like a deserted western town with tumble weeds rolling down the empty main road.
The cold may not bother folks like Elsa. But for me, I have had enough of this frigid temperature. Frozen in situ, I find no place to go, nothing to do, and my life in suspended animation. All I can manage is enduring and praying for the spring.
Sure, there are things that I can distract myself with. But the truth is that each year, the winter is getting colder, longer, and me getting older. The winter coldness and I have grown apart. Gone are my skis, boots, poles (keeping the gloves so I wear them to shovel snow).
For those holding their breath like me, there is hope – spring arrives on March 20.
How is the winter treating you? Are you still fond of it?