What’s the difference between -10 and -20 degrees? I mean, really, isn’t there a point when cold getting colder becomes irrelevant? This is the third straight morning of below zero temperatures. In my experience -9 and -29 feel about the same. When things are bad, how can you tell when they get worse?
I suppose it works the other way, too. When things are good, how can you tell when they get better? Goodness heaped upon goodness stacks up, but eventually it stops registering, doesn’t it?
Maybe that’s why ups and downs are better than constant downs or even constant ups. The give and take between highs and lows is what keeps me from becoming numb to either one. So I should rejoice in the downs because it means I’ve had a contrasting up recently. And the present difficulty will serve to enhance the next upward swing….which is due to arrive in April.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22