WINTER IN THE SPIRIT

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate WINTER as things look darker and darker.

” You promised you’d be here whenever it snows”.

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. – Yiddish Proverb

The New Remorse

The sin was mine; I did not understand.
So now is music prisoned in her cave,
Save where some ebbing desultory wave
Frets with its restless whirls this meagre strand.
And in the withered hollow of this land
Hath Summer dug herself so deep a grave,
That hardly can the leaden willow crave
One silver blossom from keen Winter’s hand.

On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.
John Keats

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb’d Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper
 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. -Anne Bradstreet

A certain Gentleman having espoused a noble and virtuous wife, caused her to wear for her Impresa a Snail closed in here shell, as she remaineth all the winter, to defend her from the cold, with this posy, Proprio alitur succo: to signify that she should satisfie herself with the love of her own husband, even as the snail is nourished with her own moisture

 

a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.
– Adrienne Cook

 

 

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