In years gone by, I remember hearing older folks talking about it being a “tough winter” or hoping to “get through another winter.” Now in my seventies, I understand those sentiments a bit better. I choose to live in Wisconsin, so my winter is a cold one, contributing to aching joints and muscles. The days are short and the nights are long - darkness seems to win over light. Winter would be a depressing season for me if it were not for my retirement job at our local school, helping students to experience the joy of singing! Rather than enduring the winter alone, I have been given the gift of community surrounded by teenagers. They bring light to my life!