Thought for today:
‘If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.’
— Anne Bradstreet (17th Century American poet)
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It is the first day of December, the meteorological start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
A time when our days turn colder and darker.
Astronomical winter starts on December 21st.
This quote seems appropriate for both this day and the feelings about Covid-19.
Will we relish our the richness of our lives more keenly, when we can mix & mingle as we once did?
Anne Bradstreet was a very interesting woman, one of America’s first poets, first published English person in the colonies (as they were).
To be a woman, have 8 children, having married at 16 and moved to the new country and then live to 60 is remarkable.
To be published a poet as well, and recognised for this is even more remarkable.
Look her up on Wikipedia if you are so minded, I enjoy reading of the lives of pioneers such as Anne.