As we move into December, it seems I have been unusually focused on the characteristics of each month. Personally, I find this a little odd. I guess that’s just how it is for now. Similar to November, I flip back and forth between the down sides and the upsides. I see more upsides throughout December. My perspective does an unpleasant shift when we roll into January, but that’s for another time.
My intention was to share some of my favorite things about December. Then I saw this fun little ditty and opted for that instead.
“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December,
A magical thing,
And sweet to remember:
"We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September."
~Oliver Herford, "Hope," in The Century Magazine, 1914