Winter Wonder Meme
Finishing the year of Strawberry challenges with this meditation on snowy holidays! Merry Christmas, Berry!
What is the December/Winter season like where you live?
I live in the Midwest, near one of the Great Lakes. Snow is wonderful, but we often get sleet or ice, which is not so wonderful. I’ve read other post that wax poetic over snow but when you are driving in it, watching idiots driving too fast, inviting you into the carnage … it just gets too scary for words.
When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?
Cross-country skiing. It’s something I do well, naturally; no idea why that is. To be out on a forest trail on a crisp sunny day, gliding through the snow is incredible. I’ve done it in SL, which is quite nice but nowhere near the exhileration of winding down a long slope that’s steep enough to keep you moving but not so steep as to reach uncomfortably fast speeds. I love Wintergreen in central Wisconsin for that wonderful trail.
Have you ever played any extreme winter sports?
Does bar hopping in snow mobiles count?
What do you like most about this season?
The cold weather provides a prison inmate mentality among strangers. You have an easy way to start a conversation with people and you never know where that may lead. I love spontaneity and that is abundant when the weather has such a big effect on each day. Of course, there are the lights that go up way too soon and prolly over-stay their welcome, but the creativity is another spontaneous gift, although true creativity in such ornamentation is rare.
Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year?
I’m a contemplative Christian, so I really try to keep an even keel during a season that most churches take over the top. It’s prime recruitment season, the beginning of a new year in our calendar. To me it’s the culmination of a very interesting cycle of holidays: celebrating death in Halloween, pondering and expressing gratitude on Thanksgiving, and giving and receiving gifts during Christmas-whatever. (Yes, I know there is a “reason for the season” and it’s been hijacked. I prefer to let go of any indignation over that.) The greatest gift is life and this cycle makes it hard not to look back as well as ahead, which are good things to do.
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