Op-Ed – Thoughts on Seasons

By Maura Sheedy – 12th Grade, Oakland Catholic High School

Snow twinkles like stars as it falls to the ground.

Everywhere you go, someone’s offering cookies, candy, and sweets.

I claim I’m too old for snowball fights and snowmen, but am the first one outside when I babysit.

Weekends consist of ice skating downtown and skiing at Seven Springs.

I snuggle up in sweatshirts, fuzzy socks, and a mountain of blankets just to sleep.

Celebrations never seem to stop – first Christmas, then my birthday, and then New Years.

The aroma of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg diffuses throughout the house.

Waking up and delightfully going back to sleep because WPXI Scott tweeted that school is closed.

My wardrobe consists solely of boots, sweaters, and socks for three months straight.

I spend many nights drinking a mug of tea and curling up on the couch.

To me, everyone seems happy and giving and radiating love.

I love winter.


Maura Sheedy 1Maura Sheedy is a senior at Oakland Catholic High School who lives in Thornburg.  She previously has been a part of Young Writers Institute.  She considers random things she has seen on the Internet to be her muse for her writing. She enjoys lacrosse, cheer, dance, and blogging.

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