Tuesday, January 13, 2009
When people speak of 'winter blues', I know they mean a mood, a certain mild depression, perhaps caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D from too little sunlight. But I think of the colors of winter, the smokey blue-grey clouds against turquoise sky, and the way shadows on snow are not black or grey but a cool blue. The blues of winter are beautiful, if you can bear to look for them, but the clouds and snow do hint at a long time to pass before the bright yellow greens of spring will reappear. Will they indeed? It does take a certain faith to see beyond this time of 'blues'.