Bread and Milk

Posted: December 13, 2015 in creative writing, Seasons, story, writing

The lingering glacial smell of winter is sucked into the nostrils and rushes to the back hollows of the skull, triggering thoughts of preparation.  Questions of how deep the snow, how thick the ice and how cold the temperatures accumulate in the frontal lobes. We stay alert, remaining aware of the first sign of breeze and change of wind direction. We brace but not before we fill our gas tanks and buy milk and bread.

Those that work in grocery stores will tell you that at the first sign of severe winter weather the shelves will be depleted of bread and milk. I have always wondered about that. I would think that beer, cigarettes, coffee, matches and batteries would be very popular also. But no, they always run out of bread and milk. Maybe in a time of uncertainty, bread and milk are all that immediately comes to mind as a soother of the anxious soul.


  1. rushmorejudd says:

    Today only thinking!


  2. Yes! And there is a lot you can do with bread and milk! 🙂
    But, I always take stock in October and make sure I have enough batteries to last the Winter! 😉 😛
    Boogie-Woogie-Santa HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…they’re saying 2-8 inches of snow here tonight and tomorrow! Yippee! 🙂

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