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Wintertime vs. Winter Time

on January 31, 2014

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January 31: the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. With 1/12 of the year gone, 334 days remain until year’s end. Winter is in full swing with visions of hope for an early spring buzzing around in our heads. That implies already looking ahead wishing time away so we can pack up boots, heavy coats and jeans replacing them with flip flops, tee-shirts and shorts. 

Time can’t hold us down but moves us forward, keeps us on our toes and immerses us in memorable scenes of the past, present and future. It is our best friend, often our worse enemy. We have too much time on our hands, not enough time to do the things that need to be done or just barely get by as time flies without warning.

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We cry out in the name of time, time, time!

Winters come, winters go. They will always be a part of the cycle of life beginning a season of dormancy awaiting rebirth. Mosaics on frozen ponds and lakes stretch outward in all directions, cracks and crevices revealing life thriving underneath. One tree hangs on to its leaves while others stand barren baring scarred limbs naked to the earth and sky. Gone are the plush and green replaced by shades of gray often covered in blankets of white.

Thus, we live the Winter with thoughts of “I can’t wait until Spring arrives?” When wintertime arrives, do we simply wish away the winter time?

Wintertime vs. Winter Time 

Winters of the past
Aged not forgotten
Images frozen still
Long ago begotten
simple_dividerTime within winter
Slowed to a crawl

Breaths unlabored
After toils of Fall
simple_dividerWinters of the present
Snowy fields impart
Stormy times ahead
Yet stillness of heart
simple_dividerTime within winter
Spans hours inside
Hopes and desires
Lay calm fireside
simple_dividerWinters of the future
What truly lies ahead?
Without needless worry
Living the moments insteadsimple_dividerTime within winter
Ensues time well spent
Without a single moment
Wond’ring where time went simple_dividerWintertime, any time
Past, present, future
Build upon images
Visions that nurture

©Sharla Lee Shults

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4 responses to “Wintertime vs. Winter Time

  1. Remember when time was forever and we could do anything because the future lay in front of us with no limits? Remember?

  2. Raani York says:

    You know, I WISH there would have been serious wintertime here in Switzerland for once, this winter…
    It was warm until Mid-November – when it snowed it did for a few hours – and the snow was gone within a few hours as well…
    It was NEVER really cold…
    And there are so many things that bother me about these facts:
    1. I love snow at occasions, because the big flakes look romantic – and sometimes it keeps me off work.
    2. the cold does give me a chance to wear the most beautiful coat I’ve ever had.
    3. The cold would finally freeze the ground and kill the wasp nests and mosquito eggs… We’ll be DROWNING in Mosquitos and wasps next spring…

    I wish… I wish… a few snowflakes….

  3. […] Awakenings being catnip’s sister site often appears here through Scoop.it! Only a small portion of those posts are scooped. It is always hoped each of catnip’s visitors clicks the link for the entire post since bits of historical trivia allow time to embrace the past, empower the present, enrich the future for you and America. Yesterday as I was working on Awakenings I realized this post IS catnip. So, if you are followers or visitor of both sites, this one will lift you up twice for the entire post appears here.  […]

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