An open letter to Winter

Hi there - how are you? I noticed you’ve been wearing a lot of white lately? I like it on you - it suits you.
Hmmm. Um…I don’t know how to start this so I’ll just dive in. I wanted to talk to you today, because I’ve had a lot on my mind about you and I and need to tell you about it.
I know we’ve been together for a few months now and I have to say that it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve gotten to do a lot of new things and had a lot of fun with you.
But the thing is, I’ve been feeling lately that we don’t click anymore – that my attention is drifting. It’s not you – it’s me. I feel restricted and to be honest with you, I need more. More warmth...more freedom to be out as myself and explore a lot of things I like to do that I’ve been missing out on lately. I just feel confined and trapped and I just have to move on.
Sorry if this hurts you…it’s just how I feel.
The thing is, I’ve met someone. They aren’t better than you – just different. Remember those few days last week when it was really warm out and I was out walking a lot by myself ? Well, that’s when I met an old friend and we just sort of hit it off. I really felt that after you’ve been so cold to me lately it was nice to find someone who treats me more warmly and pays attention to my needs. Spring really allows me to be myself you know? Less wrappings and complications and a lot of new possibilities that it feels like I haven’t been able to take part in for months.

I don’t know how else to say this, but Winter hon, I don’t want to be together anymore.
I need to move on. I need to be with Spring. It’s for the best.

Luv, Geo


Trent said…
I predict one of those former-roomate-who-I-shall-not-name-by-name-but-by-pseudonym-like-Nirad and she-who-shall-remain-nameless-call-her-Enail-Wit type of break-ups here. You know, you break up, get back together, break up, get back together, break up for good, but still keep having passionate trysts late at night when you think nobody is around and watching...

It is, after all, Feb 1.
Winter said…
Dearest Geosomin,
This is truly a case of the grass being greener on the other side. You have chosen to live within the traditional confines of my domain and, with the advent of Global Warming, I am reticent to release my grasp any earlier than practical necessity allows.
Have you any idea what it is like to be so reviled for simply being what you are? To be detested and bemoaned for just being? Does anyone write to the Earth to complain about how it had established its orbit? Or the Sun for its role in determining how the strength of the seasons are mitigated? In some areas I am very mild and gentle, yet you have chosen to remain where I am most virile and servere.
Simply put: it ain't me who needs to do the walking baby, it's you.
Geosomin said…
I just knew winter wouldn't understand...
Trent said…
Hey. Winter used revile and virile in the same post.

Wonder if it means anything?
Pacian said…
Does anyone write to the Earth to complain about how it had established its orbit?

The term you're looking for is obliquity. Mars' orbit, on the other hand, does affect its seasons considerably: it's a lot closer to the sun during southern summer.

Um, actually, what I meant to say was, Geosomin, how could you?! Winter gave you all those Christmases, and now you're just going to keep them and ditch the season?!
Geosomin said…
Winter: After a bit of thought, yes I'd like to be where the grass is's frozen over here!
I mean -35 with the windchill this morning? That isn't gonna win me back baby...

Trent: I know I know, suck it's just so bloody cold out lately I can't stand much more of's only a few more weeks til it's over but I really am entering the winter crazies. I mean, exposed flesh should not freeze in under a minute when you go outside for weeks at a time...that's just wrong! Does a snowangel count as a late night tryst...can I still toboggan? This is getting complicated.

Pacian:I do feel a bit bad about hogging all the holiday cheer and giving nothing back though. I mean I never said I didn't want to see winter ever again...maybe winter and I can still be friends. I'd honestly forgo Christmas if I could just put up blinky lights every year...and build a tunnel from my house to anywhere I need to go :)

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