The Think Write Thursday topic for February 2, 2017 is to write a post titled Hello, February.
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism, but February…. Spring is too far away to comfort even by anticipation, and winter long ago lost the charm of novelty. This is the very three a.m. of the calendar.
~- Joseph Wood Krutch
Hello, February. You’re a mixed bag, aren’t you? You’re a winter month and I have to tell you, that’s a strike against you. Your days are often our snowiest and I don’t love that about you. And that quote up there? About how you drag on like 3 am? Yeah, there’s that, too.
But you have good things in your month like the Super Bowl (go Pats!) and Valentine’s Day (or, Cream Puff Day, as it’s called at our house) and President’s Day (hullo long weekend) and the Oscars (aka the Super Bowl for movie lovers). And you’re a short month and every day that goes by brings us closer to spring, whether we feel it in the air or not. Your days are longer, at least, even if they aren’t warmer. And festive, what with all the footballs and cream puffs, long weekends and movies.
I’m not sure that good stuff outweighs the cold and snow that you bring but I’m willing to give you a fair shot because I’m doing my best to stay positive these days.
So. Hello, February. I have a feeling you’ll be a good month.
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