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Dear Winter

Winter Boston 2015

Just before twilight yesterday I was walking home from my studio when I saw these little buds in a sidewalk pot. Like most residents of Boston and Cambridge, I delight in any sign that Winter 2015 might truly and finally be over. We did, after all, have a windy half-day of snow this past weekend, and many of us have not yet forgotten the massive blizzard we had in 1997 on April 1. There is always that lingering creepy sense that we might still get a big one.

Those thoughts inspired me to share this piece written on the first day of spring this year by Cambridge resident Marilyn Yohe:

Dear Winter,

Just a reminder that your lease is up as of 5:00 today. As we have a new season ready to move in, you must vacate the premises by 4:59. Please make sure to take all your belongings with you.

We very much appreciate your impressive performance this season. Your level of productivity was surely above and beyond the call of duty.

May I suggest you take a short and well-deserved vacation before making your way to Australia.


I thought these words were the cleverest and most creative I’d read about the Boston winter all year. I love Marilyn’s sense of humor.

Thanks for letting me share this, Marilyn!

By the way, Marilyn Yohe is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist at Cambridge Health Associates. I’m not a patient of hers, but I get her newsletters and I find them both thoughtful and practical.



If a dose of vibrant color would perk you up, visit my online artist galleries.

This entry was posted in: Spring-a-dingding


Hi there. I’m Boston-based digital artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about my art new works, projects in process, life in Boston, inspirations, ideas, and creative challenges. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood, in the enclave known as the SoWa Art + Design district. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, food & drink, gardening, wandering around the city on foot, binge-watching well written shows, talking to cats, and of course, making and experiencing art. Artist website: PaulaOgierArt.com. Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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