Posted by: chlost | January 6, 2014

Quiescently Frozen

Apparently it’s been claimed that today, January 6th, is the most depressing day of the year.

I know that I certainly found the day quite depressing.

The high temperature today was -13F. That is not a typographical error.

The “high temperature” tomorrow is predicted to be -20F.

The wind is howling. The snow is swirling. The teeth are chattering. Schools have been closed. Many businesses were closed, others encouraged employees to work from home where possible. When I drove to work this morning, the streets were eerily quiet. There was very little traffic.

It made me think of all of the people who don’t have the option to be “closed”. Police, firefighters, ambulance drivers, tow truck drivers, banks, courts, and even funeral homes.

Yes, a friend of mine’s father died at the end of last week. Today was his funeral and burial.

It is dangerous. It is scary.

And yes, depressing. I’d definitely vote for January 6, 2014 as the most depressing day of the year.

At least so far. Who knows what the rest of the year might bring. That thought makes me shudder. I have always maintained that I will not ask “How much worse can it get?” because right about then you will find out that it can be so much worse.

Ironically, the sun was brightly shining all day.

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  1. Oh, how grim. But I bet it looks beautiful in the sun:)

  2. We only delayed school two hours up here. The wind isn’t too strong either. And the days are getting longer! See how much better it is after the 6th?

  3. It’s funny that the claim is that the Feast of the Epiphany is the most depressing day. How could any body be depressed with all those Magi visiting the baby Jesus? And, with the 12 days of Christmas just wrapping up the day before, with twelve lords a leaping and so on?


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