The tenuous nature of this year’s winter has made the snowy and cold interludes more dear. I am shocked to grasp how much I love winter, snow, and skiing in the Adirondacks. John Burrough’s words in “The Snow-Walkers” are comfort for those of us slightly obsessed aficionados who look forward to sub-freezing temperatures and grey skis, oops, skies.
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood. ~ John Burroughs
As bone and sinew are equally essential as tissue and blood, so winter is no less vital to literature or life, than summer.
We are enjoying a taste of winter right now so I am compelled to call Carpe Adirondack Diem to get out and ski it while I can.