Monthly Archives: July 2016

Why Winter?

Many people look at the word winter and think of darkness, isolation, loneliness, death, despair.

Shakespeare, in Richard III used it in a different way.  “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.”  What does he mean?  The time of unhappiness is almost at its end.

That points to hope.  Soon it will be spring and the earth will renew itself once again.  We are still in the dark times but the light at the end of the tunnel is clear.

And we are in dark times.  There is no doubt about that.  We have accomplished many things but there are many more things to accomplish.  We can say that about our world and we can say that about ourselves.  Winter is a sign of hope when all you feel darkness.

A.F. is also significant.  If you search for A.F. Winter on the internet, you are bombarded by a major retailer’s winter collection.  You are overwhelmed with commercialism, materialism, and greed. The truths that I write are lost in the rush for the newest fashion trends.  But if you look closer, and dig deeper, you might find something meaningful.  But that is really up to you.

Robert Frost wrote in his famous poem –

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

So the name signifies hope on your own individual road, although the path might be obscured right now.  So walk with me a while with the realization that one day, you will have to say goodbye find your own way.

Finally if you put the A.F. after winter, it means I’m winter to the extreme.

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Happy

And other writings on Racism and Prejudice in America.

By A.F. WinterHappy Book Cover

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6″ x 9″      98 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1533490704
ISBN-10: 1533490708
BISAC: Fiction / Cultural Heritage

This book of poetry, stories, and thoughts is my response to the murder of nine innocent, African American churchgoers in Charleston SC. It is an attempt to get people thinking and to start a dialogue before another tragedy takes place. Because it is only through dialogue and understanding that we will be able to find peace.

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