Cold. It is too cold. Yet it is late. Not quite but still late. The chill should have arrived weeks ago. This coldness should have been felt the same time the lights were lighted. But the trees were decorated, the carols sung and the gifts given when the coldness made itself felt -prominently.
Why was it late? Why had the heat extended way into the months that cold should have occupied? Global warming probably. A change in the earth’s weather patterns. A change in how the earth’s axis tilts. There could be a number of reasons. But fact remains.
It’s cold. Chillingly so. And it’s late. Whether it’ll extend its stay only time will tell.