Editorial: No winter lasts forever
Posted on Jan 29, 2014 - 01:12 PM Printer Friendly View
The good news is that January has but two days to run. Add to that: the month has brought us 40 more minutes of daylight than we had on Jan. 1; and if we can look beyond the cold and gray but short month of February, spring will be almost here.
In looking for an appropriate quotation about January, we stumbled upon lovely comments about the seasons and nature by Hal Borland, 1900-1978. This American writer and naturalist nailed our thoughts about January when he said:
“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.”
We have paid for our summer with the month now closing and take comfort in another of Borland’s thoughts:
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”