Winter, it seems, has lost patience with Fall’s indecisive performance. Citing erratic attendance, lack of enthusiasm, failure to fulfill responsibilities, and a prevailing aura of general ineptitude, Winter has pressed for, and now accepted, her predecessor’s letter of resignation. Fall admits that her heart just wasn’t in it this year.
And so on this November 15, the Northern Virginia area is experiencing our first “Winter Weather Event.” A mixture of frozen precipitation has been falling since the pre-dawn hours. Schools were first delayed, then soon cancelled, as the snow-like substance continued to fall, and to accumulate.
In this season of confusion, unexpected sights: snow on roses and red maple leaves, and autumn leaves on snow.
Several hours ago, the snow turned to rain. The neighborhood streets are rivers of slush. My boots, it turns out, are no longer waterproof.
From an undisclosed, pleasant-all-year location, Fall looks up from her Guava Colada, lays aside her Kindle and remarks with a wide smile, My, my, could Winter be having second thoughts about starting work five weeks early? Now who lacks enthusiasm?