This is what I read in the newspaper’s weather prognose page this morning:
The day has been lengthened by 1 hour and 20 minutes in the morning, and 1 hour and 53 minutes in the evening since the winter solstice ( on December 22).
Sunrise 07:37 am
Sunset 17.19 pm
Yipee! My mind screamed silently and I know I had the reason to be glad. No more dark mornings and dark afternoons in a week or so. Spring will soon take over.
I wasn’t completely awake when I heard my radio set alarmed-clock playing music that my senses couldn’t recognized a piece of the tune. I tried to be awake even if my eyes were still shy to see the darkness of the room. It was 5:50am and I was still lying in bed. The thought about catching the bus at seven reminded me to get up, when I heard the DJ mumbling about the days before springtime ~ 32 days to Spring. This couldn’t be serious. Thirty-two days is way too long when it’ll be March in 10 days. The winter will more likely to extend its rage and will continue to blow cold everywhere. I disliked what I heard from the radio much as I had to rise from the bed. My unending complaint about the weather is driving me nuts at times. However hard it was, I got up with the number 32 in my head. I looked outside and saw the white freezing ground and roofs. The temperature showed -7C°. And asked, “would it be like this for 32 more days?” It’s something left for me to survive through.
Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn.
~ Marche Blumenberg