Winter is a time...
Of homecomings and parades
Of gentle embraces and tender caresses
Of sugar cookies and candy canes
Of silver 'cycles frost-pasted on pastel skies
Of pleasant fires, hot chocolate and
Of soft sentiment and serenity sublime
Of bountious harvests from previous plantings
Of walking softly as with shoes of snow
Of cold noses and warm hearts
Winter is a time...for pondering the past in
preparation for the future.