Winter Blues

This week’s topic is how we feel about winter, but I admit I’m not inspired to write about that this week in light of last Friday’s tragedy.  The short version is that winter is my least favorite season.  Native Floridian here, so I’m partial to the hot stuff.  I complain far more about the cold than I do the summer heat.  I like just enough winter to wear a cute jacket and boots and then I’m over it.  I hate having to bundle up so much that I resemble the Michelin man or the Stay-Puff marshmallow dude.  I prefer flip-flops and sleeveless tops.  Granted winter gets the better holidays, but who needs a holiday known for stressing folks out when all you need with summer is a beach and a good summer read?

And yet, when I think of all the joy of the holidays, I know that this can be an extremely difficult time of year for some folks.  Some suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Some worry about money too much.  And some have to bear a sorrow too great to comprehend for most of us.

I hope the other foxes and the hound won’t mind, but I want to remember those 20 precious babies and the 7 adult caretakers whose lives were taken far too soon.  Give extra hugs and kisses to your loved ones everyone and may God comfort their families and the survivors of Sandy Hook Elementary.

The children:  Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Madeleine, Dylan, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Benjamin, Allison

The principal and staff:  Dawn, Rachel, Nancy, Anne Marie, Lauren, Mary, Victoria

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Young Adult fiction writer
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5 Responses to Winter Blues

  1. Thanks Micki. It is a different kind of winter blues and the kind I sure don’t want repeated. How terrible for these families and their loved ones.


  2. It is all horrible…and the worst part is that people in many other countries face this sort of thing or worse quite often , what with power-struggles, ‘ethnic cleansings’, family feuds, ethnic rivalry, extremists, or just hot heads. You can hear of shootings in schools, in temples and churches, at weddings, festivals, at funerals, even villages being wiped out.
    I wish people would understand this, but on the other hand,I am grateful to be in the USA where we are all so devastated, so appalled, when something like this occurs within our borders.
    God bless and protect all , especially the children.


  3. jeff7salter says:

    Quite appropriate, I think, to pause & honor the lives & memories of those children and other victims of that terrible murderous rampage a few days ago.
    And I’m with you, Micki, about preferring warm weather to cold. My blood has apparently thinned quite a bit in recent decades and I stay cold all winter.


  4. Iris says:

    RIP all those beautiful young children and their courageous carers.


  5. All the children everywhere in the world who die by violence are to be grieved. This was a nice tribute.


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