Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"There Is An Appointed Season," And It's Winter

There is an appointed season for everything. 
And there is a time for every event under heaven—

A time to shovel and a time to for high boots;
A time to slip and a time to spread sand and salt.
A time to make snowballs and a time to make snow cream;
A time to shiver and a time for hot chocolate.
A time for frostbite and a time for long underwear;
A time to walk quickly and a time to catch snowflakes.
A time to ski to work and a time to call in sick;
A time for Static Guard and a time for Chap Stick.
A time to search for gloves and a time to give up as lost;
A time to knit scarves and a time to have a chilly neck.
A time to snowblow and a time to wait for a stiff breeze to do the job;
A time to fear wind chills and a time to bundle in courage.
A time to love the cold and a time to hate it;
A time to war against nature and a time for snow on earth.
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the winter work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

(Apologies to Ecclesiastes 3.)


ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Na-ne-na-ne-na-na! It will be 80 here today!

The Ironic Catholic said...

That's just cruel!

(It's -8 here)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Take it up with The Boss (and I don't mean Springsteen)

Elizabeth said...

I can't say I'm quite sick of winter yet, and it's -21 over here. :) (Anything but those hot, sticky summers. Yuck.)

CMinor said...


Send me some of your snow so I can cover up my leaves?

It's supposed to get to 30 tonight.

Panda Rose said...

Well, whoever wrote this does not live in the deep American South.

Been year 25 years and STILL hate the summers.
Been here too long because now I freeze in winter.
Been here too long, when people say, "Hey, bet you don't miss those awful winters!" I just want to pole-ax the lot of them.
G_D. be kind to us fools.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Panda, I wrote it...and I'm from the South (Virginia and Tennessee). But a Minnesota transplant since 1996. And I feel the same way. I certainly miss the February spring....which hits here about May....