Ah, February

Ah, February. In many parts of the world, January was brutally cold. Even here in Houston we had ice, snow, and a morning of continuous sleet. Of course, that's nothing compared to the colder climates.

There seem to be two schools of thought about this month. Some view it as dismal. Shirley Jackson, in Raising Demons, wrote: "February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer."

Others view it more optimistically. William C. Bryant wrote: "The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within."

I guess both opinions are valid. The earth does warm, and trees bud and prepare to burst forth into blossom in March. It's also a month that can seem long, cold, gray, and dreary.

Takeaway Truth

In the end, February is a transitional month. How you view is usually based on your attitude du jour. Ultimately, February will be what you make of it.

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