Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2012

The wonder of winter

The wonder of winter

The wonder of winter

The winter mornings have a charm. They are not as bright and sunny but the foggy sky and cold breeze make them very pleasing & satisfying. As a kid I loathed the season, until this winter month dawned on me! I always thought why people liked this cold weather which is so gloomy, accompanied by chilly winds and shivers; only to realise that we have to embrace it in order to realise its real wonder and worth.

Bright mittens, fat woollens, baggy sweat shirts, bright colours, long stockings and warm pyjamas, I do realize that I am in love with these pretty clothes. They keep you warm and pep your mood up! The haze in the sky and fog on your path gets you into another world, where you just don’t see anyone around, except for the white. A ray of light penetrates from a distance and the horn blows, for you to realize that you are still in the same city and heading to another day of work. You blow out wind and it appears as if you had a fag, giggles are all pervasive. Wiping the dew blocked windows and making strange shapes to tease each other, winters invite that innovative-naughty child in all of us.

The deadly combo of a samosa and steaming hot chai is just unbeatable in this season. The wonders of gajar ka halwa, gudd ki roti, sarso ka saag, gobhi ka parantha and jalebi-rabri are most enjoyed in winters. Undoubtedly, I have been indulging myself in fat consumption big time. But who cares! Winters are delectable for the food it brings along. And we gorge on the delicacies without wondering about the calories and the flab we tend to collect.

The blanket and its snugness are most missed in summers. The warmth associated with the quilts and the best sleeps ever! One doesn’t even feel like getting up in the morning and head to the work place, the laze and the want to just lay back. We even skip our baths, which we cant afford to even think of in summers. The real wonder of winter it is.

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