Winter is a season of despair, misery, and frozen extremities that occurs between the months of December and February. It is a time of the year when people question their sanity for living in a place where it gets colder than the polar bears’ polar regions.
Winter is commonly associated with heavy snowfall, and with that, comes the most strenuous task of shoveling driveways, sidewalks, and stairs. Though some might say that the physical exercise of shoveling snow is good for health, it undoubtedly leaves many with sore muscles, and a greater appreciation for those fortunate enough to live in warmer climates.
One of the most profound effects of winter is the shortening of daylight hours, which can be very depressing, especially for those who are already prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For some, leaving and returning from work in the dark can be very disorienting. Such confusion can lead to irrational decisions like wearing mismatched socks or even pouring orange juice into your cereal.
While winter can be testing for some, it can also bring happiness, especially if one has a fireplace or if the local pub serves delicious hot toddies. There is no feeling quite like coming in from the cold, kicking off your shoes, and then accidentally knocking over the Christmas tree.
In conclusion, winter is a season that should be approached with caution, appropriate clothing, and plenty of hot beverages. It may have its ups and downs, but at least it’s not summer, where people are bitten by bugs, sunburned, and dehydrated.