It took me a while to figure out what I was going to write about for the fourth themed 52 Blogs topic, but I got there in the end.
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I have nothing to write about – nothing that can be adequately covered in 140 words, at least (you know how I like to go on). I was going to write 140 words about nothing and then remembered that a school friend of mine once delivered a great speech about nothing. That was his exact topic: ‘nothing’.
It was not only hilarious but put nothing in a brand new light: nothing was no longer nothing; it was actually something. We use nothing every day without even realising it. Go on, see how many times you say nothing, or use the word ‘nothing’, and it actually means something.
This friend of mine went on to be a successful stand-up comedian which, in retrospect, didn’t surprise me one bit. I guess he could move into philosophy too, if the jokes dry up.
I’ve decided to use a photo to sum up most of my thoughts about Winter.
It’s a time of darkness and light: the days grow darker more quickly, but the Winter light has a particular sharpness to it, something that makes bright Winter mornings especially beautiful. It’s a time of passing and renewal: the life of one season moves on to make way for that of the next season. It’s a time of coldness, but one where you take extra comfort from the warmth.