Why does winter seem to last so much longer than the other three seasons of the year?
Springing Into Summer
Dear Springing Into Summer,
I would like to counter your question by asking one of my own. Why do the other three seasons last for such a short time?
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I think the answer to your question is very simple, according to some experts. These ‘experts’ hypothesize that the things we dread seem to last longer than the things we greatly enjoy. An example would be to think about how long it takes to eat broccoli, versus the amount of time it takes to inhale an ice cream cone. So naturally, these ‘experts’ deduce that people who enjoy the warmer months find winter seems to last for much longer than all of the other months combined. However, this theory of time illusion is wrong.
In reality, winter is indeed the longest season.
While the weather officials try to claim that every season is equally three months long, I think we can all agree that they have lost the plot. Autumn is over by November. Boots come out, coats are donned, and gloves are put on.
Once you have to wear gloves, boots, and a coat, you are in winter territory.
This terrible weather trend lasts until April. Once again, the weather experts try to convince us that Spring starts in March. Do not fall for their lies! There are four days in March that feel pleasant and find the humans running about wearing nothing but a T-shirt and shorts. But these four days are just a trick by Mother Nature to lull the world into a false sense of hope.
Then Mother Nature pulls the rug out from under us.
Another solid two or three weeks of brutally cold weather follows this temporary lapse, until finally April arrives. Thus, the remaining three seasons have to share a mere seven months of time while the big, fat, greedy Winter steals the other five.
It’s absolute gluttony!
I, for one, cannot wait to get back out on my deck, with my belly pointing up to soak in the warmth of the sunshine. So here’s a big cheers for April, the savior of the seasons!
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