There is a box in the back of my closet. I put it there when I moved in; tucked it away in the back because I didn’t need it.
Or so I thought.
In this box, folded snugly, was a gray wool sweater bought at H&M Oslo. It’s dense, heavy, long, and really warm. Also in the box: blue long johns. But at the bottom was the piece I really didn’t need. A knee-length down-stuffed coat. The coat was purchased for a December trip to Denmark. Absolutely worth it. I used it a few times in Wales and during the one winter I spent in Northern Virginia. But when I moved back to Alabama I put it away because it would never be cold enough to justify using it.
I am wearing that gray sweater and those blue long johns. Later, I will put on the down coat as I venture out in below freezing temperatures.
Never say never.