Can you believe it? It seems like the Winter Solstice was only yesterday. Since then, there have been holidays, tasty treats, community celebrations, office parties, snowshoe and ski outings, ice fishing, winter camping, the Winter Olympics and even yoga on top of snowballs. We’ve chronicled the journey, and it’s a good thing we did because a couple polar vortexes would have really wrecked the story of winter if FTWinter hadn’t been here to accentuate the positive.
It’s the first day of spring today, and reluctantly we’re ending our daily posts. However, we leave you with this. Remember the scene from the classic Frosty the Snowman? Frosty has melted, and Santa consoles Karen by saying, “Don’t cry. Frosty’s not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow, and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.”
FTWinter is made out of Solstice snow. And when Solstice light kisses it … presto. The magic returns.
Illustration credit to modern storyteller Craig.