Monday Quote: The Cold Of Winter

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

– John Steinbeck

 I think I’ve mentioned this before…no, I know I have. I am a summer person. But on Friday afternoon the sky opened up and big, beautiful flakes of snow swirled outside our office windows, and it felt like we were inside a snow globe.  Winter has its charm, and it definitely makes summer all that much sweeter :).

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Photos by Julia.


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I hate snow, but this year I was sort of ready for it. I have to agree, I am a summer person as well. We haven’t had much of a winter here in Kansas and today it is 70 degrees outside, which is not normal. It just doesn’t feel like winter this year

This is such a great quote, and couldn’t come at a better time for me. I’ve been trapped inside a country house, alone, with a blizzard outside for eight days. As a California girl born and bred housesitting in the UK, at first I thought the solitude would be great to just relax and catch up on some reading, but by the end of it I was losing my mind. On the ninth day, when I woke to clear sunnies skies and melting snow, I had a completely spiritual experience. I felt like I’d never truly appreciated the a gorgeous… Read more »

R. L. Williams

Really like the Steinbeck quote. Trying to site this quote in an essay. Does anyone know what page it’s on and the publisher?